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Two More Nights Of Aerial Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

Aug 20, 2012

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus is “on” for Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says the goal is to have a second application of spray on all the target areas by the end of the Tuesday flights.

Over the weekend, Jenkins said the state has requested a team from the Centers for Disease Control come to Dallas County to study the outbreak of West Nile virus and the response.

“Looking at this outbreak to see how we can help other jurisdictions and ourselves for next year’s outbreak,” said Jenkins. “But they’ll be on the ground working as well, and to the extent we can use any of their data to help us we’re certainly going to do that.”

Jenkins says the county doesn’t have all the data yet on the “kill rate” of the aerial spraying. Mosquito traps are still being collected and analyzed.

Dallas West Nile Site