The Garland Health Department (GHD) received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes collected in the 4900 block of Gatewood Rd. (GA25). GHD will immediately initiate adulticide spraying throughout the surrounding area on the nights of July 31 and August 1, weather permitting, to minimize the risk of human infections. Spraying will be conducted between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Thus far in 2020, no WNV human cases have been confirmed in the City of Garland but the presence of the disease in mosquitoes means that transmission to humans is possible, so residents are urged to take preventative measures.
MOSQUITO TRAP LOCATIONS
Positive 2020 WNV+ mosquito trap locations are as follows:
4900 block of Gatewood Road (GA25), 7/30/20
1400 block of Surrey Court (GA21), 7/16/20
1900 block of Belt Line Road (GA01), 7/14/20
The Garland Health Department (GHD) is currently trapping at 27 selected locations per week.