Southlake plans to spray for West Nile tonight

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Southlake will spray for the West Nile virus Thursday night after officials received confirmation that a mosquito pool tested positive for carrying the West Nile virus.

A mosquito sample collected in the 700 block of Greymoor Place tested positive for West Nile Virus on Sept. 10, according to Kyle Taylor, emergency management coordinator for the city. Taylor said it was the city’s first positive sample.

The city’s West Nile Virus Action Plan calls for ground spraying in the areas surrounding a half-mile radius of a positive sample.

Spraying will begin at 9 p.m. Thursday and conclude early Friday.

The county’s first positive sample for West Nile was reported June 27 in Grapevine, about three weeks later than last year.

Last year, Tarrant County had 280 human cases of West Nile, including 11 deaths. This year, Texas has reported no deaths. Two human cases have been reported in Tarrant; one in Fort Worth and one in Keller.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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