Officials have confirmed the existence of the West Nile Virus in surrounding areas.
To stay up to date on positive mosquito traps and human cases, visit Dallas County Health and Human Services “West Nile Watch 2017”. You can get West Nile Watch updates as they are published by signing up for Digital Updates from DCHHS.
For updates on areas sprayed or to be sprayed, visit: http://www.dallascitynews.net/2017sprayalerts or sign up for emails from the City here: https://service.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDALLAS/subscriber/new. This will take you to a list to choose from for email updates. “West Nige Virus” is near the bottom.
Please take all necessary precautions. Protect you and your family against the virus by avoiding mosquito bites. You can reduce your risk of exposure by the following 4 Ds:
- DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions.
- Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
- Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace.
- Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
For more information on mosquito prevention, go to: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/mosquito_prevention.html.