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.
South Texas health officials have confirmed that an 83-year-old man died this week of the West Nile virus. The unidentified man died Wednesday.
The West Nile Virus is in north Fort Worth. Residents say one of the positive mosquito tests is a result of the city not following its own advice.
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported the county’s second case of the Chikungunya virus this year. The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.
Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the county’s first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus disease.
More than any other area, health officials have found more mosquitoes with West Nile in Tarrant County. The City of Bedford has had the most positive mosquito tests — double the number of any other city in the county.