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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Al Roy

    Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5313 direct

    anroy@tarrantcounty.com

    Ground Spraying Scheduled for Friday night in Unincorporated Tarrant County

     

    August 5, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected near Grimsley Gibson Road in an unincorporated area in Southeast Tarrant County.  (Map)

    Weather permitting, and after all appropriate resident notifications have been completed; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Ground spraying will start at 9 p.m. and conclude by 5 a.m. the following morning.  

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

    To date, the department has tested 2,633 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 104 samples have tested positive – Arlington (17), Azle (1), Benbrook (1), Colleyville (1), Crowley (9), Edgecliff Village (2), Euless (4), Fort Worth (26), Grand Prairie (2), Grapevine (1), Haltom City (2), Hurst (5), Keller (1), Kennedale (1), Lake Worth (5), North Richland Hills (5), Pantego (3), Richland Hills (5), Sansom Park (1) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (12).

    To date, there has only one human case of WNV disease (neuroinvasive) in Tarrant County.

    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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    News release date: August 05, 2015