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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus; City to Increase Surveillance

(June 10, 2022) The City of Frisco received confirmation a mosquito pool tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV) near the intersection of McCommas Dr. at Michelle Dr. in the Creekside at Preston neighborhood. The city is increasing surveillance efforts in public areas of that neighborhood and in the Panther Creek Estates and Dominion at Panther Creek neighborhoods (See Map).  No treatment will be scheduled for application at this time. 

This is the first positive mosquito pool in Frisco this season. Check out our GIS Mosquito Dashboard to see the location, as well as locations of positive pools from last year. No human cases of WNV are confirmed in Frisco this year.
   
Frisco residents are urged to ‘Wear, Apply and Remove’ as a precaution against mosquito bites.  The precautionary steps are promoted by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and outlined below: 

  • WEAR: Wear long sleeves, pants outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
     
  • APPLY: Use insect repellants every time you go outside. Approved repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
      
  • REMOVE:  Drain standing water that collects in bird baths, French drains, clogged gutters, saucers under potted plants and ‘splash blocks’ (at end of gutter down spout). The mosquitoes that carry WNV can breed in stagnant water.

In accordance with its Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan, Frisco began testing for mosquitoes May 1.
 
For more information on the city’s plan, visit Friscotexas.gov/Mosquitoes or contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division at 972-292-5304.

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