FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
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.
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
TCPH has compiled a list of ways You Can Protect Yourself.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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