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(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

Dallas County Reports First 2013 Human West Nile Virus Case

Tuesday afternoon health officials confirmed that a Dallas County resident has a human case of the West Nile virus. It’s the first reported human case in the county for the 2013 season.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

Mosquito Spray Truck (credit: CBS 11 News)

Tarrant County Set For West Nile Ground Spraying

While there has been only one human case of the West Nile Virus in Tarrant County so far this year, Tarrant County Public Health will have several trucks out tonight spraying for mosquitoes.

CBSDFW.COM–07/05/2013

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

Fewer Birds May Explain Fewer West Nile Cases

Scientists say a lower bird population in North Texas this summer may explain why there haven’t been more human cases of the virus.

CBS 11–07/04/2013

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Grapevine Mosquito Pool Tests Positive For West Nile

After announcing nearly two weeks ago that the first 2013 human case of West Nile Virus was in Tarrant County, today officials with Tarrant County Public Health announced the county’s first positive mosquito pool sample.

CBSDFW.COM–06/27/2013

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

DCHHS: Possible First Human West Nile Case

Dallas County’s health department thought it may have had it’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year, but the state health department said the case does not meet the criteria for the disease.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

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Mosquito Spraying Set To Start In South Dallas

A mosquito tested positive for the virus in south Dallas this week, so crews in Dallas County will begin ground spraying on Wednesday night.

06/19/2013

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Dallas, Flower Mound Begin Spraying For West Nile Virus

Health authorities in North Texas will begin spraying for West Nile virus after detecting a “significant” increase in the type of mosquito that primarily carries the virus.

06/17/2013

Close-Up Of Mosquitoes

Dallas County To Begin Spraying For West Nile Virus

Dallas County will begin spraying for mosquitoes the evening of Friday, June 13, as the county takes a more aggressive approach to fighting the West Nile Virus.

06/12/2013

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

New Report Indicates Another Bad West Nile Season

A new report shows a large spike over the past few weeks in the type of mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus.

CBS 11–06/10/2013

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City Spreads Larvicide In Creeks To Battle West Nile

A number of North Texas cities have already launched their attack on the mosquitoes responsible for West Nile Virus. Workers in the City of Arlington are among those getting an early jump on the season.

CBSDFW.COM–05/31/2013

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CBS 11 I-Team Puts Mosquito Repelling Products To The Test

Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, which are the very that carry the West Nile virus? Thankfully you don’t have to, because researchers did just that to help the CBS 11 I-Team.

CBS 11–05/22/2013

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

Dallas County Residents Urged To Take West Nile Precautions

As temperatures begin to climb and there are more and more signs of summer, Dallas County officials are reminding residents that the West Nile Virus is active and precautions need to be taken.

CBSDFW.COM–05/17/2013

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