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Texas Reports First West Nile Case Of 2022
Apr12

Texas Reports First West Nile Case Of 2022

DSHS News Release – April 12, 2022 Mosquito Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2022. Dallas County Health and Human Services reported that a resident of Dallas County has been diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Most people exposed to the virus don’t get sick, but about...

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Texas’ First Case Of West Nile Virus This Year Reported in Dallas County
Jul27

Texas’ First Case Of West Nile Virus This Year Reported in Dallas County

July 27, 2021 News Release Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2021. The disease case, reported by Dallas County Health and Human Services, occurred in a resident of Dallas County. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Most people exposed to the virus don’t get sick, but about 20 percent develop symptoms like headache, fever, muscle and...

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City of Commerce Begins Spraying for West Nile Carrying Mosquitoes, Again
Oct06

City of Commerce Begins Spraying for West Nile Carrying Mosquitoes, Again

According to Acting City Secretary Becky Pattillo, the City of Commerce, with the assistance of Texas A&M University-Commerce, has been trapping mosquitoes and sending them to the Department of State Health Services as a precautionary measure to test for various diseases. Emergency Management Officials have been notified that one sample has tested positive for West Nile. Additional samples have been returned with positive results...

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Equine West Nile Increasing in East Texas
Oct06

Equine West Nile Increasing in East Texas

As of this time, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting an increase in Equine West Nile cases this year. Currently they are reporting 38 horses in the state of Texas infected, compared to 25 in 2014, and 31 in 2015.  Many of these horses are residents of East Texas. Hopkins, Franklin, Hunt, Lamar, and Wood Counties have reported Equine West Nile cases. The Health Services says it is important to vaccinate for West...

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City of Commerce Reports Two Confirmed Cases of Human West Nile Virus
Sep06

City of Commerce Reports Two Confirmed Cases of Human West Nile Virus

COMMERCE, TX—Emergency Management Officials are reporting two confirmed cases of human West Nile Virus within the city limits of Commerce. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 70 to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will exhibit no symptoms. One out of five people will develop symptoms such as a fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash. Less than one percent of people who...

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City of Commerce Sprays Area After Trapped Mosquitos Test Positive for West Nile
Jul20

City of Commerce Sprays Area After Trapped Mosquitos Test Positive for West Nile

By Becky Pattillo COMMERCE, TX—The City of Commerce, with the assistance of Texas A&M University – Commerce, has been trapping mosquitoes and sending them to the Department of State Health Services as a precautionary measure to test for various diseases. Emergency Management Officials have been notified that additional mosquito samples have been returned with positive results for the West Nile Virus.  At this time, no human cases...

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Two Mosquitoes Tested for West Nile Virus Found Positive in Commerce
Aug12

Two Mosquitoes Tested for West Nile Virus Found Positive in Commerce

As a precautionary measure, the City of Commerce along with Texas A & M University-Commerce have been testing mosquitoes for various diseases by trapping them and sending them to the Department of State Health Services. Emergency Management Officials have been notified that two of the samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Most people infected with West Nile...

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Rowlett Man, 2 Juveniles Jailed Following A Pursuit, Livestock Cruelty Complaint
Jan28

Rowlett Man, 2 Juveniles Jailed Following A Pursuit, Livestock Cruelty Complaint

A 19-year-old Rowlett teen and 2 juveniles taken into custody following a vehicle pursuit from Saltillo to Sulphur Springs and livestock cruelty complaint earlier this week, according to arrest reports. Nicholas Wade Maddalena Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Elijah Fite and Zack Steward were dispatched Jan. 24, 2022, in the area of FM 900 north, where a cow had reportedly been shot. A Saltillo ISD officer also responded,...

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Tips For Making Your Home A Mosquito-Free Zone
Jul23

Tips For Making Your Home A Mosquito-Free Zone

If you haven’t been outdoors much lately, you may not have notices that it’s nigh on mosquito season in Texas (although some would argue based on the number of flies buzzing about of late that it’s fly season). As more people are out and about, Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to take precautions to avoid not only the discomfort of mosquito bites but also the potential of contracting illness...

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This Bug is Back and Looking for Blood
Aug04

This Bug is Back and Looking for Blood

By Savannah Owens There have been 19 confirmed cases and counting of the Zika Virus in Texas this year. In 2016 Texas had 370 cases of  West Nile Virus, which is also becoming a threat in Texas in 2017 as mosquito season has hit it’s peak time. People can hardly go outside to check their mail without being bitten. While most people who contract West Nile Virus don’t have symptoms, about 20% of people will face fever, body...

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