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Residents Worst Fears About ‘Swampy’ Pond Have Come True

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/05/2014

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No WNV Spraying In Bedford, Despite Positive Mosquito Tests

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.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2014

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Mosquito Carrying Rare Virus Trapped In Texas

When it comes to mosquitoes the main concern for North Texans lately has been West Nile Virus. Now health officials in Houston believe they’ve trapped a mosquito carrying a virus known as chikungunya.

08/07/2014

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Neighborhood Abuzz, Bat Houses Keeping Mosquitoes Away

Homeowners have started using an unconventional method to keep pesky mosquitoes from buzzing around.

08/04/2014

Mosquito larvae are seen on the surface of a neglected pool at a foreclosed home. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Colleyville West Nile Woes Continue Despite Aggressive Treatment

City workers in Colleyville have been engaged in what, so far, seems like a futile fight. Despite aggressive treatment, the West Nile Virus keeps popping up in one area — over and over.

CBSDFW.COM–08/01/2014

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Smartphone Apps Claim To Repel Mosquitoes

Some smartphone apps claim to repel mosquitoes but DEET may work best.

07/23/2014

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First Two Human Cases Of West Nile Confirmed In Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus infection for the 2014 season. The two residents were diagnosed with West Nile fever.

07/18/2014

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

Dallas Confirms First West Nile Positive Test

Dallas has confirmed its first positive West Nile test of the season and will immediately begin mosquito control spraying in the neighborhood.

07/14/2014

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Reports First West Nile Case This Season

Authorities at the Texas Department of State Health Services have confirmed the state’s first human case of a West Nile-related illness.

07/03/2014

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Spike In Mosquito Numbers Prompt Dallas Spraying

“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.

CBS 11–07/01/2014

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

West Nile Virus Threat For Summer In Texas Unknown

After several dry years, Texas has finally gotten some good rainfall and along with that comes the specter of disease-carrying mosquitoes.

06/30/2014

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

North Texans Fighting Mosquitoes Ahead Of West Nile

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.

CBS 11–04/21/2014

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