West Nile Virus Detected in HP; Spraying Ensues

Spraying will occur tonight and Sunday, in quadrants C and D. (Photo: Town of Highland Park)

Spraying will occur tonight and Sunday, in quadrants C and D. (Photo: Town of Highland Park)

According to a press release sent by Sgt. Koppa, the Dallas County Health and Human Services department has confirmed a positive test for West Nile Virus from a mosquito sample taken from the east side of Highland Park. Consequently, the town will be spraying the ground in the areas east of Preston Road to the town’s limits. Spraying, which begins at 10 p.m. and wraps up by 6 a.m., began last night and will happen again tonight, as well as Sunday. Quadrants C and D on the above map will be sprayed.

I’ve embedded the full release, which encourages residents to be mindful of stagnant water, below.

2013 Mosquito Press Release — Highland Park

By Michelle Saunders Jul. 26, 2013 | 2:45 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
1 comment to "West Nile Virus Detected in HP; Spraying Ensues"
  1. Sam Tamborello @ July 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Sgt. Koppa,

    On July 8, 2013, I just happened to stop at Abbott Park for a drink of water while jogging. As I made the Town of HP aware at that time, the childrens lower water fountain was full of dirty water from an obvious leak. This problem had apparently been there for a very long time and by the obvious large mosquito larvae swimming around in the childrens fountain drinking bowl.

    I’m not sure how anyone from the Town of HP could have missed this one. Though it was fixed after my telephone call, What’s up with this? Were there any test for the WNV done as I mentioned?

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