County reports first West Nile virus-positive mosquito of the season

Published on May 13, 2022

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Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed a West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample, the first of the 2022 season. The positive sample was collected in Bedford.

So far, 696 mosquito samples have been tested at the county’s North Texas Regional Laboratory. West Nile virus season typically runs from April through mid-November. Local cities and Tarrant County may perform mosquito treatment as needed.

Last year, Tarrant County Public Health reported its first virus-positive mosquito sample on April 21.

Residents should take measures to safeguard against the virus. Dump standing water, use repellent and, whenever possible, dress in long pants and long sleeves.

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Photo: Reduce your risk of West Nile virus by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites.



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