West Nile Virus
A positive West Nile Virus mosquito sample as the City of Grand Prairie reports responding swiftly with ground spray scheduled tonight and tomorrow night.
Areas in Dallas County and Tarrant County will begin spraying for West Nile this week, weather permitting, after mosquito pools were confirmed positive for the virus.
Arlington’s first positive WNV mosquito sample collected on Stagetrail Drive near Highway 287.
In an effort to decrease the risk of West Nile Virus, Dallas County is spraying several cities for mosquitoes this week. Officials urge residents to remain inside while sprayers are in the area between 9pm and 5am.
DCHHS purchased more than 10,000 mosquito dunks and issued the supply to cities throughout Dallas County.
While most North Texans are glad to see the rain gone and rejoicing at the sunshine, experts say the 2015 mosquito population will be one for the record books too.
A mosquito pool in Frisco has tested positive for West Nile Virus. No human cases have been confirmed there.
Dallas County Health and Human Services started urging residents on Monday to take the necessary precautions in order to avoid exposure to mosquitoes this year.
The calendar only reads March, but a summer pest is already swarming around North Texas.
South Texas health officials have confirmed that an 83-year-old man died this week of the West Nile virus. The unidentified man died Wednesday.
The West Nile Virus is in north Fort Worth. Residents say one of the positive mosquito tests is a result of the city not following its own advice.
More than any other area, health officials have found more mosquitoes with West Nile in Tarrant County. The City of Bedford has had the most positive mosquito tests — double the number of any other city in the county.