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    Ground Spraying Scheduled for Friday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County


    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    Ground Spraying Friday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County


    September 3, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in three mosquito samples collected in the area of unincorporated Southeast Tarrant County.

    The first sample is around John Henry Dr. ( Map ). The second sample is from the area around Big Rock Ct. ( Map ). The third sample is from the area around Kennedale New Hope Rd. ( Map ).

    Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Friday, September 4, 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 3,354 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 273 samples have tested positive - Arlington (31), Azle (1), Bedford (4), Benbrook (4), Colleyville (6) Crowley (17), Edgecliff village (5),  Euless (12), Fort Worth (75), Grand Prairie (4), Grapevine (4), Haltom (4), Haslet (2), Hurst (9), Keller (1), Kennedale (6, Lake Worth (12), Mansfield (4), N. Richland Hills (19), Pantego (7), Richland Hills (1), River Oaks (4),  Sansom Park (4) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (22), Watauga (3), Westover Hills (3).  

    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: September 03, 2015