Denton County Health Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marie A. Brown, M. Ed.
Public Information Officer
Denton County reports first West Nile Virus Case
August 24, 2015 – The Denton County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV). The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the case of WNV in a Lewisville resident today.
Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez stresses that residents can play a large role in reducing their risk. “It is important for residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites by minimizing outdoor exposure during peak mosquito activity, dressing appropriately and using DEET or other EPA-approved repellents.”
Please visit DCHD’s West Nile Virus website for extensive WNV information including tips for reducing mosquitoes around the home, frequently asked questions, and printable flyers and posters. The website is dentoncounty.com/WNV.