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First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 12, 2016
Tags: Animals, Community, Denton County, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

April 12, 2016 – Denton County Public Health (DCHD) today has confirmed the first travel-associated case of Zika virus in a Denton County resident.  The case is a female with international travel to a country with active transmission in late January.

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, a known aggressive daytime biter.  Sexual transmission has been reported in a small number of cases.  The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). …

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2016 Mosquito Surveillance & Management - Help Prevent WNV & Zika Virus

2016 Mosquito Surveillance & Management - Help Prevent WNV & Zika Virus

Posted by April Reiling on Mar 15, 2016
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, Parks, Trophy Club Park, Water, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

This winter season has been unusually wet and warm, providing attractive breeding conditions for a variety of insects, including mosquitoes. 

For the second year, the Town has contracted with an independent company specializing in mosquito surveillance and abatement for the 2016 mosquito season, which begins May 1st. The Mosquito Management Program includes weather monitoring, activity reports, inspection and ongoing larvicide treatment of known mosquito development sites, storm water catch basin inspection and treatment, adult mosquito…

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2015 Mosquito Surveillance & Control - WNV Prevention

2015 Mosquito Surveillance & Control - WNV Prevention

Posted by Mike Pastor on Oct 15, 2015
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Public Health, Parks, West Nile Virus, Water, Town News

Update (December 2, 2015) --- Denton County Health Department officials have confirmed two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Trophy Club. One resident lives on Pebble Beach and the other lives on Sherwood, and both contracted the milder form of the virus (West Nile fever). Officials believe the individuals were likely bit in October and diagnosed in November.

So far in 2015 Denton County has eight (9) confirmed human cases and Trophy Club has two (2) of those cases.

Update (October 15, 2015) --- A mosquito sample collected…

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Denton County Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case

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…

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Denton County Reports First, Second West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Cases

Denton County Reports First, Second West Nile Virus and Chikungunya Cases

Posted by April Reiling on Sep 12, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Water

The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting its first human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) of the season and the first case of Chikungunya virus (ChikV) in a Denton County resident.  The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed yesterday two cases of WNV—one resident in the City of Denton, the other in Argyle. 

“These reports of mosquito-borne diseases highlight and confirm our concerns—positive mosquito testing pools across the County have alerted us to the likelihood of human WNV cases, and we’re beginning to…

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Temporarily Suspending Distribution of Mosquito Larvicide Briquettes

Temporarily Suspending Distribution of Mosquito Larvicide Briquettes

Posted by April Reiling on Aug 07, 2014
Tags: Community, West Nile Virus, Transparency, Town News, Public Health

Update (August 19, 2014) --- Residents are welcome to call or email Code Enforcement for help with mosquito dunks on private property or an area of concern: 682-831-4659.

The Texas Department of Agriculture has determined that, "The only way to redistribute pesticides (classified as general use) such as most if not all mosquito dunks are general use,  is to distribute them in the manufacturer’s original packaging. You cannot take a bulk amount of product, re-package it (even with a copy of the label) and distribute them.” — Perry…

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2014 West Nile Virus (WNV) Prevention and Updates

2014 West Nile Virus (WNV) Prevention and Updates

Posted by Alora Wachholz on Apr 23, 2014
Tags: Community, Public Health, Town News, West Nile Virus

UPDATE (Thursday, September 11, 2014) --- West Nile Virus (WNV) Reporting Update for:

Dallas County:  As of August 30, 2014 there have been six confirmed human cases of WNV; one in Coppell, one in Farmers Branch and four in Dallas. Ninety-nine mosquito tests have been returned with positive results for the virus, out of a total 89,614 tests in 2014.

Denton County:  As of September 5, 2014 there have been no reported human cases of WNV, and 38 mosquito tests have been returned with positive results for the virus; two…

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