FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
September 4, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed one West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in unincorporated Tarrant County.
The positive mosquito sample is from Northwest Tarrant County – in the area around East Ct. and Moran Rd. (Map)
Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Tuesday, September 8, 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.
To date, the department has tested 3,472 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 289 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (33), Azle (1), Bedford (4), Benbrook (4), Colleyville (6) Crowley (17), Edgecliff village (5), Euless (12), Fort Worth (80), Grand Prairie (6), Grapevine (4), Haltom (5), Haslet (2), Hurst (9), Keller (1), Kennedale (6), Lake Worth (13), Mansfield (5), N. Richland Hills (19), Pantego (7), Richland Hills (11), River Oaks (5), Sansom Park (5) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (23), 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.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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