FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
No human cases reported to Tarrant County Public Health officials
May 29, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample, the first of the 2015 season. No human cases have been reported in 2015.
The positive mosquito sample was collected in Richland Hills (76118).
To date, 1,043 mosquito samples have been tested at the North Texas Regional Laboratory at TCPH since WNV seasonal surveillance began on April 1.
Last year, TCPH reported its first WNV positive mosquito sample on June 25.
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 whenever possible, dress in long pants and long sleeves during all hours of the day.
TCPH has compiled a list of ways You Can Protect Yourself.
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