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.
The number of deaths from last year’s record breaking West Nile season continues to grow.
A North Texas-based company is now offering what it claims is a more effective weapon against mosquitoes.
Tarrant County Public Health has begun trapping and testing West Nile virus mosquito samples. More than 200 traps, across the county, are being used for the seasonal proactive measures.
A North Texas teen continues to battle the effects of the West Nile Virus nearly a year after being affected.
The City of Dallas this week kicks off an aggressive plan to fight the West Nile virus.
The City of Plano on Monday launched an intense effort to track cases of West Nile virus, deploying special tracking traps aimed at giving city leaders an advanced warning system on the threat posed by the mosquito-borne infection.
Last week, the city of Richardson found mosquitoes tested positive in two areas: North Plano Road and East Campbell Road and Renner Road and Northstar Road. The city conducted ground spraying this week in both areas, and also sprayed storm drains at the Plano and Campbell Road area.
Four North Texas county health departments are combining their planning and information to combat this year’s West Nile virus season.
Health officials in Denton County are gearing up for West Nile Virus season and are taking steps to try and find pockets of infestation. For now, testing is being done in unincorporated areas of the county.
Like other counties across North Texas, Tarrant County is expanding its West Nile plan as it heads into a new virus season.
The City of Dallas has a new, more aggressive plan to combat mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus this year, following an unprecedented outbreak in 2012.