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West Nile virus found in areas of north and south Dallas

By meerna Jun12,2024

Spraying treatments are scheduled for night hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.

DALLAS — The city of Dallas announced that two areas in north and south Dallas will be sprayed after mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus.

The area that will be sprayed in North Dallas is bordered by the LBJ Freeway, Marbrook Drive, Park Central Drive and Forest Lane, according to the city.

In south Dallas, the spray area is bordered by S. Malcom X Boulevard, Coombs Street, Dathe Street and Cleveland Street.

Spraying in both areas will be carried out from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12.

The city claims that residents of sprayed areas should avoid contact with the substance by staying indoors.

“Residents who have been exposed to the spray are advised to thoroughly wash the contaminated area with soap and water,” the city said in a news release.

Dallas County Health and Human Services recommends that residents follow four recommendations to prevent contracting West Nile virus:

  • DEET: Use insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET and follow label instructions.
  • DRESS: Wear long, loose clothing in light colors.
  • DRAIN OUT: Get rid of standing water in or around your home.
  • Dusk to Dawn: Limit your time outdoors as mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn.

By meerna

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