Dallas County officials said there are four times as many
mosquitos compared to this time last year – but the West Nile infection rate is
The director of Health and Human Services says the rainy
weather in July is a likely reason for the spike in the number of mosquitos and
still urges caution.
"We know that there
are mosquitos out here that have the West Nile Virus our traps are identifying
that so we encourage everyone to definitely use insect repellent," said Zach
Thompson, Health and Human Services director.
In 2012, there were 19 deaths in Dallas County and nearly
400 human cases of West Nile.
So far in 2013, there are just three confirmed West Nile
cases and no deaths.
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