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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Dallas is putting together a new game plan to attack mosquitoes this year after hundreds of people across North Texas contracted West Nile Virus last year.
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.
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.
With West Nile season approaching soon, there’s a controversial bill in the state legislature that would give the government more power to kill mosquitoes
Health experts are turning their attention to learning lessons from one of the deadliest West Nile outbreaks in U.S. history.
“There is a genetic change…We’re seeing it change back to what it used to look like in 2003 and 2002, when the virus first came to Texas.”
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