West Nile Virus
City of Lancaster Updates on West Nile Virus (WNV)
The City of Lancaster Streets/Stormwater Department is working closely with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to control the spread of the West Nile Virus. While the mosquito season is usually considered to start at the beginning of May, Dallas County is already in the process of trapping and testing mosquitoes in the area. The City of Lancaster Streets/ Stormwater Department has begun treatment of standing water, drainage areas, and stormwater inlets. DCHHS continues to encourage residents to take the following precautions to reduce mosquito bites and mosquito:
- Wear long, loose fitting, light clothing to avoid mosquito bites at DUSK and Dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Use UPS (minimum 10% Deet and Picarin active ingredient) approved insect repellents.
- Keep doors and window screens in good condition and frames sealed tightly to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house.
- Dump, drain and reduce standing water and water and mosquito breeding sources outside your home.
Dallas County Health and Human Services have set mosquito traps throughout the city, that are being closely monitored.
About the West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. This fact sheet contains important information that can help you recognize and prevent West Nile Virus. Learn more about WNV
El Virus del Nilo Occidental (VNO) es una enfermedad que puede ser grave Los expertos consideran que el Virus del Nilo Occidental se ha convertido en una epidemia de temporada en Norte América, que recrudece en el verano y continúa hasta el otoño. Esta hoja informativa contiene información importante que puede ayudarle a reconocer y prevenir el Virus del Nilo Occidental. Aprenda ma sobre el virus del Nilo Occidental
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Dallas County Health and Human Services
Testing for infected mosquitoes is ongoing throughout Dallas County. For more recent updates visit the Dallas County Health and Human Services website.
Texas Department of Health and Human Services
Public Service Announcements were made available to TV stations statewide. The 30- and 15- second PSAs, available in English and Spanish, feature Texas Commissioner of Health, Dr. David Lakey, giving people guidance on how to protect themselves from West Nile Virus. You can view the PSAs at Texas Department of State Health Services website.