Mosquito pool tests 'positive' for West Nile virus in Frisco

Tarrant County has confirmed its first human case of West Nile for the 2019 season.

Tarrant County has confirmed its first human case of West Nile for the 2019 season.

A mosquito pool near the intersection of Panther Creek and Teel parkways tested 'positive' for West Nile virus, according to a July 5 city news release. The city of Frisco will apply larvicide in areas of stagnant water near the parkways.

There are no human cases of the virus in Frisco, according to the release.

“However, it just takes one bite from an infected mosquito to transmit disease," Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Fernandez said in the release. "That’s why we’re increasing surveillance all over our city and will be larviciding any areas where we see stagnant water.”

In order to take precaution, the city supports the following Texas Department of State Health Services suggestions:

  • use approved insect repellants;

  • drain standing water;

  • wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk; and

  • use air conditioning.


This is the second positive pool in Frisco this season, according to the release.
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