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    Mosquito Samples Test Positive for WNV in Unincorporated Tarrant Co.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kelly Hanes, Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    817-401-5967 mobile

     

     

    Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Unincorporated Tarrant County

    Ground spraying scheduled for Monday night

     

     

    September 12, 2014 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed two West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in unincorporated Tarrant County.

    The first sample was collected in Southeast Tarrant County – in the area of Kennedale New Hope Road. The second sample was collected in Northwest Tarrant County – in the area around East Court.

    Weather permitting; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Monday, September 15, 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 throughout the weekend.

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

    To date, 3,380 mosquito samples have been tested at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 181 samples have tested positive - Arlington (6), Bedford (30), Benbrook (1), Burleson (5), Colleyville (17), DFW Airport (4), Edgecliff (1), Euless (25), Fort Worth (14), Grapevine (13), Haltom City (1), Hurst (11), Keller (7), Kennedale (1), Mansfield (4), Pantego (1), North Richland Hills (15), Richland Hills (9), Southlake (8), Watauga (1), Unincorporated Tarrant County (7)

     

    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.

     



    News release date: September 12, 2014