FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
July 28, 2017 (Tarrant County, TX) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in unincorporated Northwest Tarrant County.
The sample is from the area around Walter Smith Court (map). Weather permitting, TCPH will begin
ground spraying efforts in this area on Monday, July 31, starting at 9
p.m. and concluding 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 until the time of spraying. You can find the most current information on our Be Mosquito Free webpage or our Facebook page.
To date, the department has tested 2,706 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory; 83 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (14), Bedford (2), Colleyville (5), Crowley (1), Edgecliff Village (2), Euless (2), Everman (1), Fort Worth (15), Grand Prairie (2), Grapevine (3), Haltom City (3), Hurst (1), Keller (2), Lakeside (2), Mansfield (1), North Richland Hills (2), Pantego (8), Richland Hills (5), River Oaks (9) and Unincorporated Tarrant County (3).
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 EPA-approved insect repellent, and dress in long sleeves and pants.
TCPH’s most recent video Mosquitoes Love Water has NEW tips to
show residents how to take control of their property and help protect
their neighbors. You can also view the following videos: Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites and
Barrier Treatments to Prevent
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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