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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    817-401-5967 mobile

     

    Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

    Ground spraying near Corral Dr. this evening in Northeast Tarrant County

    October 6, 2014 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed one more West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in unincorporated Tarrant County.

    This sample was collected in Northeast Tarrant County – in the area of Corral Dr.

    Weather permitting; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts this evening. 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 this evening.

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

    To date, 3,935 mosquito samples have been tested at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. Tarrant County-wide, 275 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus.

    TCPH reminds residents to take 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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    For more information, please contact Al Roy, Public Information Officer at 817-321-5313.



    News release date: October 06, 2014