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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.”…

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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…

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North Texas Region Works Together to Combat West Nile Virus

North Texas Region Works Together to Combat West Nile Virus

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 22, 2014
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Public Health, Water, West Nile Virus

The North Texas health departments of Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties are again coordinating their planning efforts to make a collective impact on this year’s West Nile virus season.

The 2012 West Nile virus season was unexpected and took a significant toll on the health of citizens of the North Texas region. Ground and aerial spraying were used in areas of the region to reduce the mosquito population potentially carrying the virus. In 2013, North Texas health departments enhanced collaborations to prevent a potential recurrence.…

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West Nile Virus Update

West Nile Virus Update

Posted by Brett Oliver on Jul 18, 2013
Tags: Community, Parks, Public Health, Town News, West Nile Virus, Water

July 27, 2013 --- UPDATE:  The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus for 2013 in the county. The patient is in his 40s, resides in the City of Denton, and has West Nile fever (the milder form of the illness). For patient confidentiality reasons, no further personal information will be released.

July 18, 2013 --- The Town of Trophy Club, in conjunction with local health departments and municipalities, implemented a multifaceted Mosquito Management Program in the spring to help prevent…

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