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Dallas works to prevent another West Nile outbreak

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Dallas city and county leaders are working together to prevent another West Nile Virus outbreak.

The city plans on putting together a public health campaign that would call for more insect repellent use and mosquito traps. City leaders also want to get faster lab results so they can quickly track an outbreak.

More than 46,000 free insecticide tablets would also be handed out to be placed in large amounts of standing water.

Dallas County is currently engaged in a mosquito surveillance program. It will have traps in place and use trucks that spray insecticide as needed.

Last year, there were nearly 1,000 confirmed infections and 36 West Nile related deaths in North Texas.

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