Second Human Case of West Nile Virus Diagnosed in Flower Mound
The Denton County Health Department says a Flower Mound resident has been diagnosed with West Nile virus for the second time this year.
At this time, no further information about the patient has been released.
City officials said they will increase surveillance and trapping operations near the surrounding area. If more positive samples are found, more spraying for mosquitoes is expected.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, "The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.
- When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. Follow the directions on the package.
- Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.
- Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
- Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used."