FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Positive samples now above 200 for the 2014 season
September 21, 2014 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed one more West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in unincorporated Tarrant County. The most recent round of tests now brings the county total to 211.
This sample was collected in Northeast Tarrant County – in the area of Corral Dr.
Weather permitting; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Monday, September 22, 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.
To date, 3,557 mosquito samples have been tested at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 211 samples have tested positive - Arlington (6), Bedford (33), Benbrook (1), Burleson (7), Colleyville (20), DFW Airport (4), Edgecliff (1), Euless (27), Fort Worth (16), Grapevine (16), Haltom City (1), Hurst (16), Keller (8), Kennedale (1), Mansfield (5), Pantego (2), North Richland Hills (18), Richland Hills (10), Southlake (8), Watauga (1), Unincorporated Tarrant County (10)
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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