(August 7, 2012) Denton County has confirmed another case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Frisco, bringing the total of confirmed cases in Frisco to three (one of the cases is in Collin County). The City of Frisco received confirmation late this afternoon that a resident living in southwest Frisco contracted WNV.
The City of Frisco’s WNV Response Plan calls for spraying once a case is confirmed by local health department authorities; however, ‘spraying’ details have not yet been determined, due to the late hour.
Whether you are celebrating National Night Out – or any outdoor activities during ‘dusk or dawn’ hours, Frisco reminds residents to practice ‘The Four D’s’, which are precautionary measures promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services:
- DRAIN all standing water;
- DRESS in light-colored, long sleeve clothing when outdoors;
- DEET…Use mosquito repellants that contain Deet;
- DUSK OR DAWN…Mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn.