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West Nile Virus Warning for Tarrant County

Positive West Nile Virus mosquito activity is now at record high levels, prompting Tarrant County Public Health to issue a public health warning to the general public. In light of the elevated risk, Tarrant County Public Health is reminding residents to take the proper protective measures to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus.

The Fort Worth ISD has prepared a short, informational video on how to best combat West Nile virus. You can watch the video here.

The first West Nile Virus human case and death of the 2020 season was reported on July 21. Symptoms of West Nile Virus include headache, fever, muscle and joint aches, nausea and fatigue.  People typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for several weeks.

Here is a list of mosquito repellents endorsed by the FDA and CDC. Tarrant County Public Health also has more information about West Nile Virus and other preventive measures residents can take at Be Mosquito Free.




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