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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers For Disease Control is now officially calling 2012 the worst year in Texas for the West Nile virus.

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Dallas County’s aerial mosquito spraying got a good preliminary report from the Centers for Disease Control, which analyzed more that 250 mosquito traps.

The CDC reports that Texas continues to lead the nation with nearly half of the reported West Nile Virus cases.

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control are in Texas this week trying to figure out why West Nile Virus is so prevalent in the Lone Star State.

The Centers for Disease Control put North Texas at the center of a national conference call on West Nile Virus. While Dallas, Fort Worth is clearly the most infected area in the country… the reason why, is not so clear.

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Planes will drop mosquito spray on half-a-dozen cities in south Dallas County tonight and tomorrow night.

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The city of Rowlett is among those reporting increases in human cases of West Nile Virus.