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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 Scheduled for Friday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County

    September 16, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a mosquito sample collected in an area of unincorporated Southeast Tarrant County.

    The sample is from around Kennedale New Hope Rd. and Hudson Village Creek ( Map ).

    Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Friday, September 18, 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 3,711 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 323 samples have tested positive – Arlington (35), Azle (2), Bedford (5), Benbrook (6), Colleyville (8) Crowley (17), DFW Airport (1), Edgecliff Village (5),  Euless (13), Fort Worth (85), Grand Prairie (6), Grapevine (6), Haltom (5), Haslet (2), Hurst (10), Keller (1), Kennedale (6), Lake Worth (13), Mansfield (5), N. Richland Hills (25), Pantego (8), Richland Hills (11), River Oaks (7),  Sansom Park (7), Unincorporated Tarrant County (25), Watauga (4), Westover Hills (5).

    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 16, 2015