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Three more West Nile virus samples positive in Flower Mound

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The Town of Flower Mound Environmental Health Services Division confirmed three additional mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The positive samples were collected in the 1700 block of Timber Creek Road, 2800 block of Garden Road, and the 3800 block of Kirkpatrick Lane. The positive samples are the fourth, fifth, and sixth tests found with West Nile virus in the town so far this year.

According to the Denton County Health Department, a total of at least 39 positive mosquito pools have been found in Denton County, not including the recent Flower Mound reports.

In addition, two individuals – one in Denton and one in Argyle – tested positive for the West Nile virus earlier this month. Records show one contracted the West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease while the other contracted West Nile fever.

Of the positive mosquito pools, a majority have been reported in southern Denton County with 29 in Highland Village, six in Flower Mound and three in Lewisville. 

Flower Mound officials have scheduled spraying operations in an approximate one-half
square-mile radius surrounding the specified areas between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Residents  in  the  affected  neighborhoods  will  be  notified  by the community notification call system and  community  signs  placed  at  major intersections within the spraying area, according to a news release.

Town staff will continue to conduct additional inspections and monitor the area after treatment. The insecticide used in spraying is applied at ultra-low levels, breaks down quickly and does not leave a toxic residue, officials said.

Officials are asking residents to stay indoors during spraying, to close windows and wash any exposed fruits and vegetables before eating them.

For more information, contact Flower Mound Environmental Services at 972.874.6340 or visit www.flower-mound.com/mosquitoes.

 

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