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West Nile Virus in Texas 2013

Date: Monday, June 17th, 2013

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

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DSHS Urges Precautions to Reduce West Nile Exposure

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2013

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services

As Memorial Day approaches and people are spending more time outdoors, the Texas Department of State Health Services urges people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.

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Mosquito Prevention Tips for School Districts

Date: Friday, August 24th, 2012

Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Here are a few facts that you can use and share with those in your district about mosquitoes, mosquito control, and West Nile virus.

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Dallas: FAQs about aerial spraying for West Nile virus mosquitoes

Date: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Source:  Texas AgriLife Urban Solutions Center at Dallas (citybugs.tamu.edu)

Dallas County recently decided to offer aerial mosquito spraying services for Dallas area communities. The decision was made in response to the threat of record numbers of West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the north Texas area. As with any important decision, there are differing opinions on what should be done to battle this latest mosquito crisis.

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West Nile Virus in Texas

Date: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services, The National Extension Disaster Education Network

News Release: DSHS Urges Precautions to Reduce West Nile Exposure

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West Nile Virus

Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A single mosquito bite can give you West Nile virus. Improve your odds of avoiding it, use repellent.

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Harris County

Date: Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Source:  Texas A&M Agricultural Communications

West Nile virus has been detected for the first time in 2009 in Texas, said an expert with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

The virus was found June 9 in mosquitoes by Harris County’s mosquito control department, said Dr. Mark Johnsen, AgriLife Extension medical entomologist based in College Station.

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West Nile in Texas

Date: Monday, October 6th, 2008

Source(s): Texas Department of State Health Services

DSHS has confirmed 33 human cases of neuroinvasive West Nile in Texas residents this year. Counties with cases are: Brazos (4), Dallas (3), Denton, El Paso (17), Frio, Harris, Jefferson, Smith, Tarrant (3) and Travis.

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