Collin County Health Department confirms Plano’s first human case of West Nile in 2016. The location of this case is confirmed to be the 6400 block of MacIntosh Dr, 75023, one block southwest of the City’s previous south spray of the Seabrook neighborhood.
This follows yesterday’s two confirmed locations of mosquitoes that tested positive. The City intends to expand the southern boundary for targeted spraying tonight, August 4, to include Blue Ridge (West), Burlington Drive (North), Alma Drive (East) and Bluebonnet Trail (South).
STAY INSIDE during the spray. And remember, the 4 D’s:
- Drain standing water in and around your home and neighborhood.
- Dusk, daylight and dawn are ideal times that mosquitoes are most active. Limit outdoor activity during these times.
- Dress appropriately before going outdoors.
- Deet (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is an ingredient to look for when purchasing insect repellent. The use of bug spray is recommended at all times, especially during the day.
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are three types of mosquitoes and only one carries West Nile.
- Culex species, the West Nile carrying type, only comes out in the evening and through morning.
- If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.
WHAT IS WEST NILE VIRUS?
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus. It is found in temperate and tropical regions of the world.
Approximately 80% of West Nile virus infections in humans cause no symptoms. In the cases where symptoms do occur they may include fever, headaches, fatigue, muscle pain or aches (myalgias), malaise, nausea, anorexia, vomiting, and rash. Less than 1% of the cases are severe and result in neurological disease when the central nervous system is affected.
Source: Collin County Health Department