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2017 Mosquito Information and West Nile/Zika Prevention

2017 Mosquito Information and West Nile/Zika Prevention

Posted by Sherri Lewis on May 04, 2017
Tags: Community, Denton County, Public Health, Town News, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

It’s that time of year — mosquito season. 
Learn how to eliminate mosquito breeding sites from your property.

For the third year, the Town has contracted with an independent company specializing in mosquito surveillance and abatement for the 2017 mosquito season, which began May 1st. The Mosquito Management Program includes weather monitoring, activity reports, inspection and ongoing larvicide treatment of known mosquito development sites, storm water catch basin inspection and treatment,…

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First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 12, 2016
Tags: Animals, Community, Denton County, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

April 12, 2016 – Denton County Public Health (DCHD) today has confirmed the first travel-associated case of Zika virus in a Denton County resident.  The case is a female with international travel to a country with active transmission in late January.

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, a known aggressive daytime biter.  Sexual transmission has been reported in a small number of cases.  The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis…

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2016 Mosquito Surveillance & Management - Help Prevent WNV & Zika Virus

2016 Mosquito Surveillance & Management - Help Prevent WNV & Zika Virus

Posted by April Reiling on Mar 15, 2016
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Town News, Public Health, Parks, Trophy Club Park, Water, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus

This winter season has been unusually wet and warm, providing attractive breeding conditions for a variety of insects, including mosquitoes. 

For the second year, the Town has contracted with an independent company specializing in mosquito surveillance and abatement for the 2016 mosquito season, which begins May 1st. The Mosquito Management Program includes weather monitoring, activity reports, inspection and ongoing larvicide treatment of known mosquito development sites, storm water catch basin inspection and treatment,…

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First Zika Virus Disease Contracted in Texas

First Zika Virus Disease Contracted in Texas

Posted by April Reiling on Feb 03, 2016
Tags: Community, Denton County, Government, Public Health, Water, Zika Virus

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported the first case of Zika virus disease contracted in Texas, with the possibility of sexual transmission from an infected person who had recent travel history from areas where Zika is currently being transmitted. Primary transmission of all previous cases in Texas has been related to foreign travel.  At this time, there have been no cases of Zika virus contracted or imported into Denton County.  

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected…

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