West Nile Virus Detected in Wichita Falls

West Nile Virus Detected in Wichita Falls

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed on Monday that a pool of mosquitoes from the Wichita Falls region has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This was discovered during the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District's routine mosquito surveillance. No human infections have been discovered at this time.

To protect yourself from the virus, there a few things you can do:

Dress in long sleeves and pants when venturing outside.

When outside, wear DEET insect repellent. Make sure you are following the instructions on the label.

Drain standing water in your outdoor flower pots and clogged rain gutters.

To request spraying for live mosquitoes in your area, just call (940) 761-7890. 

If you have specific questions about West Nile virus, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm