West Nile Virus
Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, which are the very that carry the West Nile virus? Thankfully you don’t have to, because researchers did just that to help the CBS 11 I-Team.
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.
Officials with the City of Dallas will take a closer look on Monday at plans to fight West Nile Virus this year before it strikes.
The number of deaths from last year’s record breaking West Nile season continues to grow.
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.
A North Texas-based company is now offering what it claims is a more effective weapon against mosquitoes.
Tarrant County Public Health has begun trapping and testing West Nile virus mosquito samples. More than 200 traps, across the county, are being used for the seasonal proactive measures.
A North Texas teen continues to battle the effects of the West Nile Virus nearly a year after being affected.
The City of Plano on Monday launched an intense effort to track cases of West Nile virus, deploying special tracking traps aimed at giving city leaders an advanced warning system on the threat posed by the mosquito-borne infection.
Last week, the city of Richardson found mosquitoes tested positive in two areas: North Plano Road and East Campbell Road and Renner Road and Northstar Road. The city conducted ground spraying this week in both areas, and also sprayed storm drains at the Plano and Campbell Road area.
Four North Texas county health departments are combining their planning and information to combat this year’s West Nile virus season.
Arlington resident Ebonie Conner said she heard the warnings about the West Nile Virus before last year’s outbreak but she did not heed them.
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