FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
October 18, 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 Yucca Flat Trail (map). Weather permitting, this location will be ground sprayed on Thursday, October 19, 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 4,770 mosquito samples at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory; 330 samples from Tarrant County have resulted positive for WNV – Arlington (49), Azle (2), Bedford (8), Colleyville (23), Crowley (1), DFW Airport (3), Edgecliff Village (7), Euless (19), Everman (1), Fort Worth (58), Grand Prairie (8), Grapevine (14), Haltom City (4), Haslet (4), Hurst (12), Keller (10), Kennedale (1), Lakeside (2), Lake Worth (1), Mansfield (9), North Richland Hills (21), Pantego (13), Richland Hills (9), River Oaks (17), Southlake (6), Unincorporated (24), Watauga (1), Westover Hills (2), and White Settlement (1).
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 Mosquitoes.
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