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    Mosquito Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Unincorporated Tarrant County


    Kelly Hanes

    Senior Public Information Officer

    Tarrant County Public Health

    817-321-5306 direct

    817-401-5967 mobile



    Mosquito Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Unincorporated Tarrant County

    No human cases reported; spraying to take place Friday night


    June 17, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in unincorporated Tarrant County. No human cases have been reported in 2015.

    The positive mosquito sample was collected in the area around Yucca Flats Trail in Northwest Tarrant County.

    Weather permitting; TCPH will begin adulticiding efforts Friday, June 19. 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.

    TCPH reported its first WNV positive mosquito sample on May 29. To date, 1,473 mosquito samples have been tested at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of two samples have tested positive – Richland Hills (1) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (1).

    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: June 17, 2015