MAP: A review of the 2012 West Nile virus outbreak

Regional Denton County municipalities are gearing up in an attempt to prevent any chance of another West Nile virus outbreak like the one the county experienced last summer.

The outbreak resulted in regional leaders opting for a aerial spraying to reduce the number of WNV carrying mosquitoes. Leaders are now asking residents to eliminate standing water and use mosquito dunks in their ponds.

The first case last year was reported at the end of May.

Click on the image below to review last year’s outbreak and to see why regional leaders don’t want a repeat of 2012.



Click on this map to see how the virus moved through the county in 2012.


To post a comment, log into your chosen social network and then add your comment below. Your comments are subject to our Terms of Service and the privacy policy and terms of service of your social network. If you do not want to comment with a social network, please consider writing a letter to the editor.