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    Ground Spraying Scheduled for Friday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    dkhanes@tarrantcounty.com

    Ground Spraying Friday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County

    August 26, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito samples collected in three areas of unincorporated Tarrant County.

    The first two samples are from unincorporated areas of Southeast Tarrant County around Wilson Rd. ( Map ) and around Grimsley Gibson Rd. ( Map ). The third sample is from the unincorporated area of Southwest Tarrant County around Linkhill Dr. ( Map ).

    Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Friday, August 28, 2015. 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 webpage.

    To date, the department has tested 3,182 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 237 samples have tested positive – – Arlington (30), Azle (1), Bedford (3), Benbrook (4), Colleyville (6) Crowley (16), Edgecliff village (5),  Euless (9), Fort Worth (62), Grand Prairie (3), Grapevine (4), Haltom (4), Haslet (1), Hurst (9), Keller (1), Kennedale (5), Lake Worth (10), Mansfield (4), N. Richland Hills (16), Pantego (6), Richland Hills (9), River Oaks (2),  Sansom Park (4) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (19), Watauga (2), Westover Hills (2).  

    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: August 26, 2015