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West Nile Watch
Updated July 18, 2014

Dallas County Season Overview


Health officials urge the public to take protective measures by utilizing the ‘4Ds’ to reduce the risk of West Nile virus:

 

  • DEET All Day, Every DayWhenever you’re outside, use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

  • DRESS: Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing outside.

  • DRAIN: Remove all areas of standing water in and around your home.

  • DUSK & DAWN: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn hours when mosquitoes are most active.


Mosquito Pools

Testing for infected mosquitoes is ongoing throughout Dallas County. The following is a list of cities and their corresponding zip codes where mosquito pools have tested positive.

West Nile Watch 2014

Human Cases - 2

  • Coppell: 75019 (1)
  • Dallas: 75230 (1)

 




 

Positive Mosquito Traps - 10

  • Balch Springs: 75180 (2)
  • Carrollton: 75007 (1)
  • Cedar Hill: 75104 (1)
  • Coppell: 75019 (1)
  • Dallas: 75230 (1); 75240 (1)
  • Duncanville: 75137 (1)
  • Irving: 75038 (1)
  • Mesquite: 75149 (1)

Cases reflect information received at time of publishing and are subject to change. DCHHS will report additional positive cases and traps as they are confirmed.

 

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at zthompson@dallascounty.org.

 

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

 

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