Dallas To Spray Some Areas For West Nile Virus

DALLAS (AP) — Health authorities in North Texas will begin spraying for West Nile virus after detecting a significant increase in the type of mosquito that primarily carries the virus.

The city of Dallas will spray from trucks through early Wednesday morning. Neighborhoods being targeted are ones where tests have shown a rise in the species of female mosquito most likely to transmit the virus.

The region was the epicenter of the national outbreak last year — the country’s worst ever for West Nile virus deaths.

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