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    More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    817-401-5967 mobile

     

     

    More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

    Ground spraying scheduled for Friday night in unincorporated Tarrant County

     

    September 18, 2014 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed two more West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in unincorporated Tarrant County.

     

    The first sample was collected in Southeast Tarrant County – in the area of Big Rock Ct. The second sample was collected in Southwest Tarrant County – in the area around Bucking Bronc Dr. Weather permitting; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Friday, September 19, 2014. Ground spraying will start at 9 p.m. and conclude by 5 a.m. the following morning.

     

    In an effort to inform the public, TCPH has issued a notification to neighbors in the area and will continue notifications through Friday.

     

    TCPH has also updated the WNV Interactive Map on the department’s Stop West Nile Virus webpage.

     

    To date, 3,437 mosquito samples have been tested at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 199 samples have tested positive - Arlington (6), Bedford (33), Benbrook (1), Burleson (5), Colleyville (20), DFW Airport (4), Edgecliff (1), Euless (27), Fort Worth (14), Grapevine (16), Haltom City (1), Hurst (16), Keller (7), Kennedale (1), Mansfield (4), Pantego (1), North Richland Hills (15), Richland Hills (9), Southlake (8), Watauga (1), Unincorporated Tarrant County (9)

     

    TCPH would like to remind residents of the importance of taking personal protective measures to safeguard against West Nile Virus. Residents should routinely dump standing water on their property, use repellent, and dress for dusk to dawn.

     

    TCPH has compiled a list of ways You Can Protect Yourself.

     

     

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    News release date: September 19, 2014