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Friday, August 17, 2012

Dallas West Nile Virus Outbreak Declared State of Emergency

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Wednesday declared the city's recent West Nile virus outbreak to be a state of emergency and authorized the first aerial spraying of insecticide in the city in more than 45 years, reports the Huffington Post.

Central and East Texas are hard hit by west nile virus as shown below.
Map of West Nile Virus activity describing United States that describes No WNV activity, Any WNV activity, WNV human disease case or presumptive viremic blood donor information.

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