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West Nile Virus

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

First Case Of West Nile Reported In Texas

Texas has it’s first case of West Nile this season.

07/04/2014

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

Texas Reports First West Nile Case This Season

Authorities at the Texas Department of State Health Services have confirmed the state’s first human case of a West Nile-related illness.

07/03/2014

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Spike In Mosquito Numbers Prompt Dallas Spraying

“Kill ‘em all!” chuckles Ross Lind, with no sympathy for the mosquitoes of Dallas. He’s ecstatic to hear city crews in Dallas are ready to start spraying for them near his neighborhood.

CBS 11–07/01/2014

(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

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City Of Duncanville Mosquito Ground Spraying Sunday Night

The city of Duncanville will begin spraying for mosquitos in the areas between Hwy. 67, Wheatland Road and Santa Fe Trail starting at 10 p.m. tonight.

CBSDFW.COM–06/08/2014

(credit: Chuck Schechner/CBS Radio, KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

Research May Predict West Nile Virus Trends

For the second summer, dozens of live mosquito traps are set up at sites around the city, collecting anywhere from a few – to thousands of mosquitoes per trap each week.

06/04/2014

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Protection Against West Nile Virus Starts At Home

The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.

04/24/2014

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Burgess Holds Emergency Preparedness Summit

Rep. Michael C. Burgess is holding an emergency preparedness summit this weekend to help North Texans get ready for severe weather and the threat of the West Nile virus.

04/24/2014

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 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

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