Sunday, September 22, 2019

First Zika Virus Disease Confirmed in Denton County

April 13, 2016 – The Denton County Public Health Department has alerted the City of Southlake to the first confirmed Zika case in Denton County. The case involves a female who contracted the virus while traveling internationally earlier this year. The City of Southlake is aggressively monitoring for Zika and other mosquito borne disease as well as partnering with Denton and Tarrant Counties to utilize all available resources to address the safety of our residents.

“The City of Southlake is actively reducing mosquitoes by reducing mosquito breeding in public areas,” says Christi Upton, Environmental Coordinator for the City of Southlake.

You are encouraged to reduce mosquito bites by following the 4 D’s:

  • Dawn / Daytime / Dusk are the most common times of the day when mosquitos are active.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside.
  • DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Follow label instructions, and wear repellent when outdoors.
  • Drain standing water in your backyard and neighborhood.

Please visit the Denton County Public Health website www.dentoncounty.com/zika for additional information.