Denton County Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case

Posted by April Reiling on Aug 24, 2015
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, Water, West Nile Virus

Denton County Health Department – The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV).  The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the case of WNV in a Lewisville resident today.

Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez stresses that residents can play a large role in reducing their risk. “It is important for residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites by minimizing outdoor exposure during peak mosquito activity, dressing appropriately and using DEET or other EPA-approved repellents.”

Visit DCHD’s West Nile Virus website for extensive WNV information including tips for reducing mosquitoes around the home, frequently asked questions, and printable flyers and posters.

The Town of Trophy Club implemented a proactive Mosquito Management Program earlier this year, and three mosquito samples have tested positive for WNV since the Town began testing in April . Close to 1,000 mosquito samples have been collected and tested for WNV in Trophy Club this year. When a positive sample is confirmed, the Town fogs for mosquitoes within 48 hours for two consecutive days in a 1/2 mile radius.