North Texas Mosquito Season Means Battling West Nile & ZikaIt’s the first week of May and the start of mosquito season in North Texas. According to health officials, there are different safety concern this year because doctors are dealing with two dangerous viruses – West Nile and Zika.
Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile In Dallas CountyMosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus in Balch Springs and Mesquite said Dallas County Health and Human Services on Thursday.
Mosquito Sample Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In GrapevineThe sample came from the 1500 block of North Dooley Street.
Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered In South TexasOfficials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.
New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough To Keep Just The Bad BugsA new high-techmosquito trap is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.
CDC Issues South Texas Warning For Pregnant Women Over Zika Concerns Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of concerns about mosquitoes there spreading the Zika virus, federal health officials said Wednesday.
Spraying For West Nile Virus After 2nd Death In Dallas CountyA second person in Dallas County has died from the West Nile Virus. DCHHS officials say the victim was in his or her late 50s and had been previously diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.
Poll: Half Of Americans Wary Of Travel To U.S. Zika ZonesA new poll on Americans' healthcare attitudes finds almost half are wary of traveling to places in the U.S. where people have been infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes, such as parts of Florida.
Texas Doctors Prepare To Fight Potential Zika EpidemicMembers of the Texas Medical Association say doctors here in the state are preparing to fight a "potential Zika epidemic."
Texas Medicaid To Cover Mosquito Repellent Amid Zika FearsState health officials say Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for pregnant women amid concerns over the Zika virus.
Officials Consider Aerial West Nile Spraying In Dallas CountyThe threat of West Nile Virus is forcing some cities in North Texas to consider aerial spraying for the first time in years.
Number Of Confirmed Dallas County Zika Virus Cases GrowsToday Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed the 10th case of Zika virus in the county this year.
New Zika Virus Case Reported In GarlandThe health department says the patient was infected with the virus during recent travel to Central America.
Officials In Dallas County Report 7th Case Of Zika VirusDallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the seventh case of Zika virus in the county so far this year. While the case has been sent off for review at the Texas Department of State Health Services, testing done at the DCHHS lab was positive.
Dallas Reports First Positive West Nile Sample Of YearSpraying begins Wednesday and Thursday between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.