The Denton County Health Department epidemiologist has confirmed a Flower Mound resident has been positively diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, the most severe form of the virus.
The male patient is in his 50’s and lives east of FM 2499 and north of College Parkway, officials said.
“He is out of the hospital and recovering well,” said Sarah McKinney with the Denton County Health Department.
This is the first human case reported this year in Flower Mound and the second one in Denton County.
Last year, Denton County had the highest rate of West Nile virus in the U.S., with 184 cases and two deaths reported.
Flower Mound Environmental Services will increase surveillance and trapping operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the area where the case is located.
In the event that mosquito samplings are found to be positive for West Nile virus, the town will schedule a mosquito spraying event in the approximate one-half square mile radius surrounding the area. Prior to any spraying, the public within the affected area will be notified with community notification signs.
Visit the DCHD West Nile virus website at www.dentoncounty.com/heart/wnv, or call the West Nile virus hotline (940-349-2907) for more details about symptoms, prevention tips, county-wide contacts, reducing mosquitoes around your home, and disease statistics.