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Northeast Times | October 24, 2021

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First West Nile virus positive mosquito pool of the season confirmed

First West Nile virus positive mosquito pool of the season confirmed

Tarrant County Public Health confirmed a West Nile virus positive mosquito sample, the first of the 2020 season. No human cases have been reported in 2020.

The positive sample was collected in an unincorporated area of northwest Tarrant County.

Weather permitting, Tarrant County Public Health will do ground spraying in this area between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. April 24-25 after all residents have been notified.

So far this season, 188 mosquito samples have been tested since West Nile virus seasonal surveillance began April 1.

Last year, Tarrant County Public Health reported its first West Nile virus positive mosquito sample on June 14.

Public health officials remind residents to take measures to safeguard against West Nile virus. Dump standing water, use repellent and, whenever possible, dress in long pants and long sleeves during all hours of the day.

Learn more on the Tarrant County Public Health website.