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Little Elm Votes Against Aerial Spraying

Emergency meeting held Thursday at 5 p.m

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:14 PM CDT
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No Aerial Spraying for Little Elm

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Doctors and officials say there is an unprecedented level of mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus this year.

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The Little Elm Town Council has decided against participating in aerial spraying for mosquitoes.

The meeting came a day after Denton County Judge Mary Horn declared a West Nile virus health emergency.

The declaration allows for additional state and federal resources to be made available to combat the spread of the disease, including aerial spraying.

The Town Council met Thursday night in an emergency meeting to discuss aerial spraying. Little Elm also will not conduct ground spraying at this time.

The town said it had a very low incidence of the virus.

While Denton County has recommended aerial spraying, it is up to individual municipalities to determine whether they will take part.

As of Aug. 21, there have been 118 cases of West Nile virus in Denton County.


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