West Nile Virus
A Watauga man has become the 9th person to die from the West Nile Virus in Tarrant County this year.
Some students in Grapevine have spent months studying mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus. Educators say it’s an opportunity to turn health headlines into teachable moments — with a goal of having students ask and ultimately answer questions.
Two North Texas cities have announced they will spray for mosquitoes later this week. Officials in both McKinney and neighboring Frisco will conduct ground spraying on Wednesday and Thursday night.
The West Nile Virus continues to be a danger in North Texas. Wednesday officials with Tarrant Public Health confirmed the eighth virus-related death in that county.
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms the seventeenth virus related death in the county.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting that a sixteenth person there has died from West Nile Virus-related health issues.
With the threat of the West Nile Virus still looming as Plano’s Balloon Festival is set to start, the city’s health department has been working overtime to drive out any mosquitoes.
A second person has died from the West Nile Virus in Plano, while the total number of reported cases in the city remains at 28.
According to the Tarrant County Public Health, another victim has died from the West Nile Virus. This is the seventh West Nile related death for Tarrant County.
Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999.
This afternoon there are two West Nile Virus-related deaths being reported in North Texas — this time in both Dallas and Tarrant County.
While the calendar inches closer to the end of mosquito season health officials in Dallas County are already working on their West Nile virus plan of attack for next year.
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