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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    817-401-5967 mobile

    dkhanes@tarrantcounty.com

    Be Mosquito Free

    Ground Spraying Scheduled for Unincorporated Tarrant County 

    September 28, 2016 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquito samples collected in unincorporated Southeast and Southwest Tarrant County.

    The first sample is from the area around Ann Lane.  The second sample is from the area around Colina Vista Lane. Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts in these locations on Friday, September 30, starting at 9 p.m. and concluding 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 until the time of spraying. You can find the most current information on our Facebook page or Be Mosquito Free webpage.

    To date, the department has tested 4,235 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory; 500 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (61), Bedford (12), Benbrook (7), Burleson (2), Colleyville (25), Crowley (15), DFW Airport (12), Edgecliff Village (1), Euless (29), Everman (1), Fort Worth (88), Grand Prairie (18), Grapevine (29), Haltom City (7), Haslet (11), Hurst (14), Keller (4), Kennedale (8), Lake Worth (4), Mansfield (11), Naval Reserve Base (2), North Richland Hills (23), Pantego (15), Richland Hills (11), River Oaks (9), Saginaw (2), Sansom Park (6), Southlake (23), Unincorporated Tarrant County (39), Watauga (5), Westover Hills (14), Westworth Village (1), and White Settlement (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.


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    News release date: September 28, 2016