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West Nile Virus

Mosquitofish are seen in a container (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Plano Uses Mosquitofish To Minimize West Nile Virus

Plano released thousands of “mosquitofish” at the Plano Parkway Service Center and Pecan Hollow Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to reduce mosquitos.

04/01/2014

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

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

Two New Human West Nile Cases In Tarrant County

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed two additional human cases of West Nile Virus. One patient is in her 30′s and contracted West Nile Fever . The other female patient is in her late 60′s and has West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.

CBSDFW.COM–11/06/2013

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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

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West Nile Survivor Says Misdiagnosis Is Common

Lindie Gibbins urges everyone to take the threat of West Nile seriously because of what it did to her.

CBS 11–10/11/2013

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

Tarrant County Stops Announcing West Nile Cases, Only Reporting Deaths

Tarrant County has two new West Nile Virus victims — and the county’s health department has a new policy that won’t notify media outlets for new cases unless there is a death.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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

West Nile Forces Southlake Students Inside

Some students in the Carroll Independent School District on Thursday will have their school day interrupted thanks to the West Nile Virus.

09/12/2013

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