Public Health: West Nile Virus 2013
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West Nile Virus Update

As of Nov. 15, 2013, Tarrant County has transitioned to off-season West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance.  Off-season WNV surveillance consists of monitoring 15 static trap locations countywide.  The mosquito samples from these locations will be sampled and tested at the North Texas Regional Laboratory at Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) once a month.  Cities with WNV positive samples during the off-season WNV surveillance will continue to be notified by TCPH.


The interactive map on this web page will also continue to be updated with mosquito pool positives, mosquito trap locations and human case data.  Pending any unusual activity, further updates to this web page will resume in April 2014 with the onset of WNV seasonal surveillance.

About West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is a seasonal epidemic of the summer months, just like influenza is to winter. West Nile virus can be transmitted year-round whenever mosquitoes are biting, which is why it is best to protect yourself all year.

Everyone is at risk of being affected by West Nile virus. Check our West Nile virus information on this site for prevention tips and facts about West Nile virus.

Every resident can Take Control and Stop West Nile Virus.

Mosquitoes must have standing water in which to begin their life cycle. Almost any container or area of standing water presents a potential “mosquito nursery” in which eggs can be laid. Residents are encouraged to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas from their yard and community.

Talk back and share your West Nile stories and pictures on our Facebook page.

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West Nile Virus Interactive Map
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus, 2013

Area in Northwest Tarrant County to be sprayed for mosquitoes Fri. Oct. 25

Spray location Oct. 25, East Court

Tarrant County to spray for mosquitoes in unincorporated Precinct 3 area Mon., Aug. 26

Spray location Aug. 26, Creek Hollow Lane

Tarrant County to spray for mosquitoes in the unincorporated area Thursday, Aug. 22

Spray location Aug. 22, Blue Sky Drive

Tarrant County to spray for mosquitoes in the unincorporated area Thursday, July 11

From Commissioner G. Fickes:  July 11 Ground spraying in some unincorporated areas of Precinct 3

Tarrant County to spray for mosquitoes in the unincorporated area,
Friday, July 5 two areas will be sprayed

Spray locations July 5, Yucca Flats Trail

Spray locations July 5, Imogene Court

Tarrant County to spray for mosquitoes in the unincorporated area,
Saturday, June 29 two areas will be sprayed

Spray locations June 29, Blue Sky Drive

Spray locations June 29, Ruth's Court

{Additional WNV info}

Regarding West Nile virus & animals:

West Nile virus and horses

West Nile virus and dogs and cats

{useful WNV links}

Content Last Modified on 12/3/2013 2:24:47 PM

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