Human case of West Nile virus reported in Plano

Areas in and around the location of the case will be sprayed by city crews Sept. 3 beginning at 9 p.m., according to a news release. (Courtesy city of Plano)
Areas in and around the location of the case will be sprayed by city crews Sept. 3 beginning at 9 p.m., according to a news release. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Areas in and around the location of the case will be sprayed by city crews Sept. 3 beginning at 9 p.m., according to a news release. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Plano city officials announced Sept. 2 that a human case of West Nile Virus has been identified in Plano.

Areas in and around the location of the case will be sprayed by city crews Sept. 3 beginning at 9 p.m., according to a news release. The boundaries of that area are Mills Branch/Grand Falls circles to the north, McKamy Trail to the south, Old Gate Drive/Sudbury Road to the east, and Shadow Rock Drive to the west.


Children and pets should remain indoors while crews are spraying, according to the release. To mitigate the potential spread of West Nile, residents should drain standing water, dress appropriately before going outdoors and use insect repellent that contains DEET.

Concerned citizens can call the Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability Department at 972-941-7143.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.