Tarrant County Residents Urged To Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

” In 2018 and 2019, the number of favorable mosquito pool samples were really low, which is cause for issue this summer,” Dacko stated.

According to Tarrant County Vector Control Supervisor Nina Dacko, many of the positive mosquito outcomes have remained in northeast Tarrant County.

Public Health Director Vinny Taneja said preventative measures versus WNV are particularly important throughout the populations current pandemic.

Taneja went along to state the signs are comparable and since it can be tough to tell the difference, he encouraged homeowners to see a doctor if they experience fever, cough, or aching throat.

Tarrant County Public Health is recommending citizens to take extra care as West Nile virus cases increase across the county.

Dacko went on to state, “Environmental factors are ripe for the virus to make a big return and recent rains also enable more mosquitoes to thrive in hot weather condition like Texas is experiencing right now.”

” Its sensible to remain focused on protecting versus COVID-19, and although mosquitoes do not bring the COVID-19 virus, we do not wish to minimize the risks of West Nile right now,” Taneja said.

” We wish to advise everyone to safeguard themselves against mosquitoes by using long sleeves and trousers and using repellents when outside,” Taneja stated.