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

DCHHS: Possible First Human West Nile Case

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.

CBS 11–06/25/2013


Caraway Demands Clean-Up Crew Tidy Up New Park

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.


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Mosquito Spraying Set To Start In South Dallas

A mosquito tested positive for the virus in south Dallas this week, so crews in Dallas County will begin ground spraying on Wednesday night.


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Dallas Residents Say Potholes Are West Nile Risk

As the City of Dallas targets eight mosquito hot spots to spray this week, some neighbors said that the city should also fix the potholes in alleys as part of its effort to control the spread of the West Nile Virus.


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

Dallas, Flower Mound Begin Spraying For West Nile Virus

Health authorities in North Texas will begin spraying for West Nile virus after detecting a “significant” increase in the type of mosquito that primarily carries the virus.


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Dallas Neighborhoods Targeted For West Nile Spraying

n an effort to curtail last year’s record breaking West Nile season, Dallas County Health and Human Services is taking a more proactive approach in prevention of the deadly disease. Targeted ground spraying in Dallas neighborhoods will start at 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 17-18.


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

First Human Case Of West Nile In Tarrant County

Exactly one week before summer officially begins, health officials are reporting the first human case of the West Nile Virus in Tarrant County.


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Dallas County To Begin Spraying For West Nile Virus

Dallas County will begin spraying for mosquitoes the evening of Friday, June 13, as the county takes a more aggressive approach to fighting the West Nile Virus.


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New Report Indicates Another Bad West Nile Season

A new report shows a large spike over the past few weeks in the type of mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile Virus.

CBS 11–06/10/2013

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City Spreads Larvicide In Creeks To Battle West Nile

A number of North Texas cities have already launched their attack on the mosquitoes responsible for West Nile Virus. Workers in the City of Arlington are among those getting an early jump on the season.


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Houston Man Invents Powerful Bee Repellent

It’s ‘swarm season’ in Texas. But a Houston inventor has developed an EPA approved formula that stops bees in their tracks.


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CBS 11 I-Team Puts Mosquito Repelling Products To The Test

Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, which are the very that carry the West Nile virus? Thankfully you don’t have to, because researchers did just that to help the CBS 11 I-Team.

CBS 11–05/22/2013