City Of Denton Bumps Mosquito Plan Up To Risk Level 5

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Of all the North Texas counties Denton was the first to report a human case of the West Nile virus. Now officials in the City of Denton are kicking up the war on mosquitoes.

There hadn’t been any human cases reported in two years, and then on May 31 the Denton County Health Department (DCHD) confirmed the first human case for 2012. A second human case of the virus was also later confirmed.

With the human case of the virus and the results of continued testing, the City of Denton has now issued a Risk Level 5 health alert.

In the City of Denton, the Level 5 alert means, “the probability of a person contracting a mosquito-borne disease, like West Nile, is high.”

Because of the Level 5 declaration a special called city council meeting was held Tuesday night. It was there leaders decided the city would…

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