FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kelly Hanes, Senior Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
Mosquito Test Positive for West Nile Virus
in Unincorporated Tarrant County
No human cases reported; spraying to take place Monday night
August 1, 2014 (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 2014.
The positive mosquito sample was collected in the area around Ruth’s Ct in Northwest Tarrant County.
Weather permitting; TCPH will begin adulticiding efforts Monday, August 4, 2014. 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.
To date, 2,298 mosquito samples have been tested at TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory since seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 20 samples have tested positive - Bedford (8), Colleyville (5), Euless (4), North Richland Hills (1), Benbrook (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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For more information, please contact Al Roy, Public Information Officer at 817-321-5313.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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