DCMS physician Dan McCoy, MD, interviewed
DCMS past president Don Read, MD, who is a West Nile Virus survivor.

West Nile Virus (WNV) Resources  

WNV Web sites

WNV Journals, Studies, and Other Documents

07/28/2020 DCHHS Health Advisory (2): West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West Nile infection confirmed in Dallas County for this 2020 season. The resident of zip code 75205 was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease. View the full advisory here.

Guide for Epidemiologic Analysis of West Nile Virus Mosquito Trap Data in Dallas County, April 2013

05/16/2013 DCHHS Press Release:
Passage of Texas Senate Bill 186 Adds Another Mosquito Abatement Tool for Cities

Epi-Aid 2012-069 Final Report: Evaluation of the impact of adult mosquito control during a West Nile virus outbreak in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin Counties — Texas, 2012

JAMA WNV Article by Dr. Robert Haley - Controlling Urban Epidemics of West Nile Virus Infection 8-24-2012


WNV Resources
The Dallas County Medical Society considered these resources in determining its position and recommendation to Dallas County and Dallas city officials in support of aerial spraying.

DCMS physicians present comments at Aug. 14 meeting of Dallas County Commissioners Court

Frequently Asked Questions About West Nile and Aerial Spraying

Common symptoms of West Nile Virus infections.

Research Paper: Efficacy of Resmethrin Aerosols Applied from the Road for Suppressing Culex Vectors of West Nile Virus

Abstract: Nontarget Effects of the Mosquito Adulticide Pyrethrin Applied Aerially During a West Nile Virus Outbreak in an Urban California Environment

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WNV Web sites

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention and Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): West Nile Virus: Information and Guidance for Clinicians

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus

American Mosquito Control Association

Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University

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WNV Journals, Studies, and Other Documents

American Journal of Epidemiology: The Epidemiology of St. Louis Encephalitis in Dallas, Texas 1966 (Pages 1-15)

Public Health Reports: Economic Cost of St. Louis Encephalitis Epidemic in Dallas, Texas, 1966 (Pages 860-866)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Human Exposure to Mosquito-Control Pesticides - Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia, 2002-2003 (Pages 530-535)

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Efficacy of Aerial Spraying of Mosquito Adulticide in Reducing Incidence of West Nile Virus, California, 2005 (Pages 747-754)

Journal of Medical Entomology: Impact of Aerial Spraying of Pyrethrin Insecticide on Culex pipiens and Culex tarsalis (Diptera:Culicidae) Abundance and West Nile Virus Infection Rates in an Urban/Suburban Area of Sacramento County, California (Pages 751-757)

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Economic Cost Analysis of West Nile Virus Outbreak, Sacramento County, California, USA, 2005 (Pages 480-486)

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: Community Aerial Mosquito Control and Naled Exposure (Pages 42-46)

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: Evaluation of Efficacy and Human Health Risk of Aerial Ultra-Low Volume Applications of Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide for Adult Mosquito Management in Response to West Nile Virus Activity in Sacramento County, Calif. (Pages 57-66)

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Environmental Concentrations, Fate and Risk Assessment of Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide After Aerial Ultra-Low Volume Applications for Adult Mosquito Management

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