Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed that someone has contracted the West Nile Virus.
Since April 1, Tarrant County Public Health has tested nearly 2,000 mosquito samples for West Nile Virus. 23 have tested positive.
Officials with the city of Dallas say there will be spraying tonight after a second trap has tested positive for the virus.
A positive West Nile Virus mosquito sample as the City of Grand Prairie reports responding swiftly with ground spray scheduled tonight and tomorrow night.
The Texas Department of Health confirmed the case about two weeks ago in Forney. A person in the Travis Ranch neighborhood contracted the fever, not the neuro-invasive form.
Areas in Dallas County and Tarrant County will begin spraying for West Nile this week, weather permitting, after mosquito pools were confirmed positive for the virus.
While most North Texans are glad to see the rain gone and rejoicing at the sunshine, experts say the 2015 mosquito population will be one for the record books too.
A mosquito pool in Frisco has tested positive for West Nile Virus. No human cases have been confirmed there.
The Texas Department of Health is reporting its first case of West Nile this year.
Dallas County Health and Human Services started urging residents on Monday to take the necessary precautions in order to avoid exposure to mosquitoes this year.
The calendar only reads March, but a summer pest is already swarming around North Texas.
The Dallas County Health Department has confirmed another case of imported Chikungunya virus.