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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 Three Nights in Unincorporated Tarrant County 

     

    July 31, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected  in northeast Tarrant County - in the unincorporated area around Coral Drive near Keller (Map).

    Weather permitting; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Sunday – Tuesday, Aug. 2-4, 2015, as this location has yielded WNV positive mosquito samples for two consecutive weeks. 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 will be notifying 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 2,561 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 92 samples have tested positive – Arlington (17), Crowley (7), Edgecliff Village (2), Euless (2), Fort Worth (26), Grand Prairie (2), Grapevine (1), Haltom City (2), Hurst (4), Kennedale (1), Lake Worth (5), North Richland Hills (4), Pantego (2), Richland Hills (5), Sansom Park (2) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (11).

    TCPH reminds 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 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: July 31, 2015