West Nile Cases in Dallas Spark Focus on Prevention in Wichita County

Wichita Falls/Wichita County Public Health District officials say after confirmed cases of West Nile in Dallas County, they're taking the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of West Nile in our area.

"There's been a lot of, a lot more mosquitoes now then there have been in the past months," Stephanie Fonville of the Wichita Falls/Wichita County Public Health District said.

Health district officials say mosquito season is here and after recent rains earlier this month, they say you'll likely encounter the pesky insects.

"All of the people that call, they're out during the dusk and dawn time because it is cooler and that's whenever they want to be more active outside but you have to remember that that's when the mosquitoes are going to be out too," Fonville said.

So far, health district officials say there are no confirmed cases of West Nile in Wichita County, but they're treating standing water.

"We've been doing some trapping also and sending them off just to make sure that it's not in this area," Fonville explained.

You can also do your part by remembering the 4 D's.

Mosquitoes are most active at Dusk and Dawn so limit your activity.

Wear Deet.

Dress appropriately and Drain or Dump standing water.

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