FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
October 2, 2015 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public
Health (TCPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito
sample in unincorporated Tarrant County.
The positive mosquito sample was collected in Northeast Tarrant County – in the area around Bison Court and Corral Drive. (Map)
Weather permitting; TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts Monday,
October 5, 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 4,163 mosquito samples at TCPH’s
North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on
April 1. A total of 375 samples have tested positive ––Arlington (41),
Azle (2), Bedford (6), Benbrook (10), Burleson (1), Colleyville (10)
Crowley (19), Edgecliff village (5), Euless (13), Fort Worth (104),
Grand Prairie (6), Grapevine (7), Haltom (5), Haslet (2), Hurst (10),
Keller (1), Kennedale (9), Lake Worth (15), Mansfield (5), N. Richland
Hills (26), Pantego (9), Richland Hills (12), River Oaks (10), Sansom
Park (8), Unincorporated Tarrant County (28), Watauga (4), Westover
TCPH reminds 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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