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Preparing For West Nile Virus

Preparing For West Nile Virus

Posted by April Reiling on May 09, 2013
Tags: Community, Town News, Public Health, West Nile Virus

The first reported human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Denton County appeared in June 2012 and within three months the Denton County Health Department (DCHD) confirmed two human cases of WNV in Trophy Club (August 2012). Human WNV cases popped up in cities all over North Texas forcing many municipalities to make a challenging decision regarding aerial spraying for mosquitoes (Trophy Club opted in for aerial spraying). In 2012 Denton County reported 184 total human cases and two deaths caused by the disease.

In order to make a collective…

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