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West Nile Virus Found in Cedar Hill

By Julie Fine
|  Friday, Apr 25, 2014  |  Updated 10:12 AM CDT
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Mosquito spray trucks are out in the Cedar Hill area Thursday night after a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus.

Amanda Guerra, NBC 5 News

Mosquito spray trucks are out in the Cedar Hill area Thursday night after a mosquito tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Mosquito Carrying West Nile Found in Cedar Hill

Trucks will spray an area in Cedar Hill Thursday night after a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus was found in a trap.
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Thursday night at 10 p.m., trucks will spray an area in Cedar Hill after a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus was found in one of the five traps in the area.

According to the city's website, the trucks will go through the Highpoint area, and other neighborhoods between Farm-to-Market Road 1382 and west of U.S. Highway 67.

People in the area said they were not prepared for it yet, but will now start thinking about wearing mosquito spray and dumping any standing water near their homes.

“I was surprised to hear it coming out quite this early. But we saw a few mosquitoes around in the backyard the other day, so we know they are here. So, might as well get a jump on it and start spraying,” said Cedar Hill resident, Charles Davenport.

The trucks will go through a second time on Monday night.

The Dallas County Health Department urges everyone remember the four D’s, which are dress in loose, long clothing; drain standing water; limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn; and use a mosquito spray with deet, picaridin, or eucalyptus.


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