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    Tarrant County reports its second positive WNV mosquito pool sample

    Contact:Vanassa Joseph, Sr. Public Information Officer;817-321-5306, cell: 817-401-5967

    vljoseph@tarrantcounty.com

     

    Tarrant County Reports its Second Positive
    West Nile Virus Mosquito Pool Sample

     

    (Tarrant County, Texas) . Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reports that a mosquito pool sample collected in the Town of Pantego has tested positive for West Nile virus. Pantego is finalizing plans to spray. This is the second positive sample this season. The first positive sample (in Grapevine) was reported on June 27.

    People should take these steps to help control and stop West Nile:

    • Regularly drain standing water, including water collecting in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes that spread WNV can breed in as little as a tablespoon of stagnant water.
    • Use an approved insect repellent. Among the EPA-approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
    • Wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

    For more information, go to the Take Control - Stop West Nile Virus page on this Web site.