West Nile Alert for 2020!
The county is seeing a high rate of mosquitoes that have have tested positive for West Nile, Kennedale Mayor Brian Johnson, recently posted .
The first West Nile Virus human case and death of the 2020 season was reported on July 21. So far this season, 2,394 mosquito samples have been tested since West Nile Virus seasonal surveillance began on April 1.
A total of 235 samples from the Tarrant County region have tested positive for WNV.
Ground spraying for West Nile Virus begin the week of August 3rd in Tarrant County. The Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) announced that they will do ground spraying in unincorporated portions of northwest Tarrant County also in response to positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples from the areas.
TCPH reminds residents to take measures to safeguard against the West Nile Virus. Residents should
- dump standing water on their property,
- use repellent, and whenever possible,
- dress in long pants and long sleeves during all hours of the day.