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Garland Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

City to conduct ground spraying on Wednesday night

By Julie Fine
|  Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013  |  Updated 11:49 PM CDT
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A mosquito trapped in the 4900 block of Stagecoach Lane in Garland has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

A mosquito trapped in the 4900 block of Stagecoach Lane in Garland has tested positive for West Nile virus.

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A mosquito in Garland has tested positive for West Nile virus, the city confirmed Tuesday.

The mosquito was trapped in the 4900 block of Stagecoach Lane. It is the first confirmed presence of the virus in mosquitoes in Garland so far this year.

Residents on Stagecoach Lane said they were surprised because they have not seen many mosquitoes this summer.

"I dump everything in my background so they don't have something to breed in," Tommy Ferguson said.

The city will spray for mosquitoes in the area on Wednesday night. Spraying was scheduled for Tuesday night, but it was postponed because of winds of more than 10 mph.

North Texas municipalities have sprayed for mosquitoes when they test positive for West Nile virus. No human cases have been reported in Dallas County this year.


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