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    Mosquito Samples from Unincorporated Tarrant County Test Positive for WNV

    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

    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.

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

    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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    News release date: September 19, 2014