The Garland Health Department (GHD) received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes collected in the 2000 block of Holford Road (GA12). This is the fifth laboratory-confirmed presence of WNV in mosquitoes in Garland in 2019. GHD will immediately initiate adulticide spraying throughout the surrounding area on the nights of July 25 and July 26, 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 2019, 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.