Stay aware! Two more human cases of West Nile Virus were reported by the Collin County Health Department to the City of Plano.

Map A

Crews will spray two areas for the pesky mosquitos starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, August 25, weather permitting. Adulticide spray areas are located near the intersections of Spring Creek Parkway and Independence Parkway (Map A above) and at Cumblerland Trail and Blue Ridge Trail (Map B below).

Map B

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

The first human case of West Nile in 2016 occurred in early August, read more.

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...