Ground spraying for West Nile Thursday and Friday in unincorporated northeast, northwest Tarrant County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Richard Hill
Senior Public Information Officer

Tarrant County Public Health
817-321-5306 direct
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rwhill2@tarrantcounty.com

 

 

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Ground spraying for West Nile Virus scheduled for Thursday and Friday

 

July 28, 2020 (Tarrant County, TX) –Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) will do ground spraying in unincorporated portions of northeast and northwest Tarrant County in response to positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples from the areas. Weather permitting, spraying will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, after all resident notifications have been completed.

The first West Nile Virus human case and death of the 2020 season was reported on July 21.

So far this season, 2,215 mosquito samples have been tested since West Nile Virus seasonal surveillance began on April 1. A total of 162 samples from the Tarrant County region have tested positive for WNV.

TCPH reminds residents to take measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should dump standing water on their property, use repellent, and whenever possible, dress in long pants and long sleeves during all hours of the day.

For more information about West Nile Virus visit our About West Nile Virus web page.

TCPH has also compiled a list of ways You Can Protect Yourself.

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News release date: July 28, 2020

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