FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
August 24, 2016 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in Southwest Tarrant County.
The sample is from the area around Bucking Bronc Drive. Weather
permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts in this area on
Friday, August 26, starting at 9 p.m. and concluding by 5 a.m. the
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 3,373 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory; 376 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (51), Bedford (10), Benbrook (4), Burleson (1), Colleyville (17) Crowley (12), DFW airport (8), Euless (23), Everman (1), Fort Worth (69), Grand Prairie (10), Grapevine (21), Haltom (6), Haslet (9), Hurst (13), Keller (3), Kennedale (5), Lake Worth (4), Mansfield (3), N. Richland Hills (16), Pantego (14), Richland Hills (8), River Oaks (8), Saginaw (2), Sansom Park (5), Southlake (14), Unincorporated Tarrant County (26), Watauga (5), Westover Hills (8).
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 has compiled a list of ways You Can Protect Yourself.
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