West Nile Virus
Tuesday afternoon health officials confirmed that a Dallas County resident has a human case of the West Nile virus. It’s the first reported human case in the county for the 2013 season.
A 40-year old male has become the first resident of Denton County this year to be infected with the West Nile Virus
After reporting its first West Nile positive mosquito from a trap, the city of Grand Prairie began ground spraying on Thursday night.
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.
Scientists say a lower bird population in North Texas this summer may explain why there haven’t been more human cases of the virus.
Carter Blood Care confirms that not a single blood donation in North Texas has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
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.
Dallas County’s health department thought it may have had it’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year, but the state health department said the case does not meet the criteria for the disease.
City council member Dwaine Caraway demanded action from city employee after seeing a newly opened spray park in his district looking like a muddy mess.
A mosquito tested positive for the virus in south Dallas this week, so crews in Dallas County will begin ground spraying on Wednesday night.