West Nile Virus Found in Highland Park

A mosquito sample culled from the north and east areas of Highland Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to a press release today from town spokesman Lance Koppa. Dallas County Health and Human Services will begin spraying pesticides at 11 p.m. a.m. Wednesday.

Infected mosquitos have cropped up several other times recently in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including in South Dallas and (last night) Oak Lawn.

Dallas County has posted some quick facts and a link to report mosquito activity here, and the CDC has safety and prevention tips, plus treatment information and stats. This slightly dated PDF from the city is helpful too, as it shows target spraying areas for today and yesterday that abut and seem to overlap with the Park Cities.

Stay tuned for more details, and check Friday’s paper for the full story.

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