May signals the start of West Nile Virus
season and Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zach Thompson told
county commissioners this morning that they will be ready.
Dallas County has tripled its West Nile
Virus budget to nearly $900,000.
Mosquitos in traps from across the county
have been continuously tested and so far none have tested positive for the
disease in 2013.
Dallas, along with Collin, Denton and
Tarrant counties have been meeting since January hoping to prevent another
epidemic like outbreak.
Dallas County is beginning its West Nile
prevention campaign a month earlier than usual. The program usually starts in
In 2012, there were 19 deaths in Dallas
County and nearly 400 human cases of West Nile.
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