After several dry years, Texas has finally gotten some good rainfall and along with that comes the specter of disease-carrying mosquitoes.
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.
Traditional mosquito treatments require traps, pesticides, and complex spraying vehicles. The City of Plano is employing a different tool to combat the insects — fish.
In North Texas, everything from bugs to bad allergies is often blamed on our typically mild winters. So, after two days of bitter cold, will the arctic blast at least kill off a few bugs?
Another human case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in Dallas. It is the seventh human case for the 2013 season.
Just one day after reporting that a 12th person in Dallas County had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services today confirmed the county’s second West Nile Virus death.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
County health officials are not identifying him, but family members tell us he is Charles Sheldon; they want the public to know how fast the virus can spread and how deady it can be.
Another person has died from West Nile virus related causes. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the victim lived in Mesquite, in the 75149 zip code area.
Just last week CBS 11 News learned that officials in Tarrant County adopted a new policy where they don’t notify the media about confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus. They only relay information when a death occurs — and one has.
The seventh human case of West Nile virus was reported Wednesday by Dallas County Health and Human Services.
On Tuesday the Dallas County Health and Human Services department confirmed the county’s first West Nile Virus death of 2013.