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(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

Mosquitofish (Credit: City of Plano)

Plano Releasing ‘Mosquitofish’ To Control Insect Population

Traditional mosquito treatments require traps, pesticides, and complex spraying vehicles. The City of Plano is employing a different tool to combat the insects — fish.

03/27/2014

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

Cold Snap Won’t Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens

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?

CBS 11–01/07/2014

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Seventh Human West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In Dallas

Another human case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in Dallas. It is the seventh human case for the 2013 season.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

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2nd West Nile Virus Death Confirmed In Dallas County

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2013

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

11th Case Of West Nile Virus In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.

CBSDFW.COM–10/18/2013

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

Arlington Records First West Nile Related Death

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.

10/09/2013

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

9th Human Case Of West Nile Reported In Dallas County

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/08/2013

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

1st West Nile Associated Death Reported In Tarrant County

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/26/2013

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

Seventh Human West Nile Case Reported In Dallas Co.

The seventh human case of West Nile virus was reported Wednesday by Dallas County Health and Human Services.

09/25/2013

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

First West Nile Virus Death Confirmed In Dallas County

On Tuesday the Dallas County Health and Human Services department confirmed the county’s first West Nile Virus death of 2013.

09/10/2013

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