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 May.
In 2012, there were 19 deaths in Dallas County and nearly 400 human cases of West Nile.
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