HP Notified of Human Case of West Nile Virus

(Editor’s Note: This story has been updated because rain and wind speeds adjusted the original spraying schedule)

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Tuesday notified the town of Highland Park of a positive human case of West Nile Virus (WNV). In response to today’s notification from DCHHS and in accordance with the town’s mosquito control policy, the Parks Department will conduct ground spraying measures town wide. 

Weather permitting, mosquito ground spraying will begin at 10 p.m. and conclude by 5 a.m., town wide, Friday-Sunday. 

Ground spraying measures will include the public rights-of-way and the town’s tennis courts. In the event of rain or wind speeds above 10 mph, mosquito ground spraying will be terminated for the night. Highland Park residents should remain inside and protect pets during the time the sprayers are in your area. Any pet water dishes left outside should be cleaned after spraying.

Commercial products for yard applications are available at local home improvement stores. Mosquito dunks are available at no cost to residents at Town Hall.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder[email protected]

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