Authorities at the Texas Department of State Health Services have confirmed the state’s first human case of a West Nile-related illness.
“Kill ‘em all!” chuckles Ross Lind, with no sympathy for the mosquitoes of Dallas. He’s ecstatic to hear city crews in Dallas are ready to start spraying for them near his neighborhood.
For the second summer, dozens of live mosquito traps are set up at sites around the city, collecting anywhere from a few – to thousands of mosquitoes per trap each week.
The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.
April showers bring April mosquitoes, and with that the possibility of West Nile virus. More and more North Texans are turning to a high-tech, albeit expensive way to repel bugs.
Plano released thousands of “mosquitofish” at the Plano Parkway Service Center and Pecan Hollow Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to reduce mosquitos.
Another human case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in Dallas. It is the seventh human case for the 2013 season.
Just one day after reporting that a 12th person in Dallas County had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services today confirmed the county’s second West Nile Virus death.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
Another person has died from West Nile virus related causes. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the victim lived in Mesquite, in the 75149 zip code area.
Just last week CBS 11 News learned that officials in Tarrant County adopted a new policy where they don’t notify the media about confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus. They only relay information when a death occurs — and one has.
Dallas County Health and Human Services says a Dallas resident was diagnosed with West Nile fever, the county’s sixth human case of the virus this year.