West Nile

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First Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Texas

Texas state health officials are urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, after the state confirmed its first case of the illness for the season.

05/25/2013

Aerial spraying of mosquitoes is continuing in Dallas as the worst West Nile Virus outbreak in history is blamed for more deaths and illness. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Aerial Spraying Continues As Worst West Nile Outbreak Spreads

But for the first time in more than 45 years, the city and county planned Thursday to resume dropping insecticide from the air to combat the nation’s worst outbreak of West Nile virus, which has killed 10 people and caused at least 200 others to fall ill.

08/16/2012

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Dallas County Allows Spraying For West Nile Virus

Suffering from the nation’s deadliest outbreak of West Nile virus this year, Dallas County authorized aerial spraying of insecticide on Friday for the first time in nearly five decades to help fight the mosquito-born illness.

08/12/2012

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