Arlington is about to launch spraying for West Nile Virus after its first infected mosquito was found on the city’s south side.
Officials in the city of Plano are reporting two human cases of West Nile.
There are concerns about the ground spraying being done for West Nile virus in Dallas County. Nearly 50 businesses, organization and individuals signed a letter calling for local leaders to prioritize larvicide.
Just one day after health officials in Dallas County confirmed the first human case of the West Nile virus for the 2013 season, another case is being reported.
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.
A 40-year old male has become the first resident of Denton County this year to be infected with the West Nile Virus
For the second time this season health workers in Tarrant County have had a mosquito pool test positive for West Nile virus. The latest discovery was made in the southwest part of the Town of Pantego.
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.
Scientists say a lower bird population in North Texas this summer may explain why there haven’t been more human cases of the virus.
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.
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.
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.