west nile spraying
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.
Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus have been found in an area of Dallas County. As a result, the City of Dallas is preparing to perform two nights of ground spraying in the area where the pool was found, in southwest Dallas.
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.
After announcing nearly two weeks ago that the first 2013 human case of West Nile Virus was in Tarrant County, today officials with Tarrant County Public Health announced the county’s first positive mosquito pool sample.
A number of North Texas cities have already launched their attack on the mosquitoes responsible for West Nile Virus. Workers in the City of Arlington are among those getting an early jump on the season.
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.
Ebonie Conner, mother of a teen battling the effects of the West Nile Virus, said she may soon have the chance to change people’s perceptions about the virus.
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.
Two North Texas cities have announced they will spray for mosquitoes later this week. Officials in both McKinney and neighboring Frisco will conduct ground spraying on Wednesday and Thursday night.
Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999.
The city of Richardson has scheduled a West Nile Spraying for Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12.