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Dallas to Spray for West Nile Overnight Monday

City to spray near Love Field Monday night

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Aug 2, 2012  |  Updated 11:55 AM CDT
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Dallas to Spray for West Nile Virus

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The city of Dallas will spray for West Nile virus Monday night near Love Field.

Three areas in Love Field and North Dallas and Southwest Dallas are scheduled for mosquito control spraying on Monday night into Tuesday morning. Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were found in the areas.

Spraying will take place between 10 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday.  While the insecticide is considered safe, residents in the spraying area are advised to stay indoors during spraying.  See the specific areas to be sprayed here.

To date there has been one confirmed case of West Nile in a human in Dallas County, in Richardson.

Three additional human cases have already been confirmed in Denton County and another in Parker County.

Most people bitten by a West Nile virus infected mosquito will not show any symptoms. Should symptoms appear, they are fever, headache, nausea, body aches, swollen lymph nodes, and skin rashes.  Less than 1 percent of those infected with West Nile virus will experience the serious form of the illness; serious symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, tremors or convulsions, vision loss, muscle weakness, and numbness or paralysis.

Residents to take the proper precautions to reduce their risk of getting the mosquito-borne West Nile virus by remembering the four D’s: drain, dress, DEET and dusk/dawn.

Residents should:

  • Drain standing water around their homes to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.
  • Dress in pants and long sleeves when outside, but avoid becoming too hot.
  • Apply an insect repellent that contains DEET to exposed skin and to clothing when outdoors.
  • Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.


West Nile Virus:
Click here for complete coverage of the outbreak of West Nile virus in North Texas. Find updated numbers of human cases, spraying schedules, and more FAQs about the disease.

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