This year’s West Nile Virus outbreak has drastically affected the US city of Texas. The mosquito-borne disease has led to the declaration of high alert in the Dallas, Texas.
State and federal officials have raised concerns over the increasing number of the cases of the viral infection in the Dallas County. They have declared urgency following the crisis. Moreover, across the area, preventive measures are being deployed, including spray of pesticides.
It has been reported that the conditions have never been such worse since the past many years. As many as 10 people have reported to have died after contracting the virus and several hundreds have been confirmed to be sick.
The Mayor of the city confirmed that they have taken up an action against the scenario. A small aircraft has been made responsible for spraying pyrethrin based pesticides, which will have a direct impact on these mosquitoes and will kill them.
Further, the residents have been requested to stay indoors until the situation is not brought under control. Moreover, they have been advised to keep the doors and windows closed.
Further, Dr. Theodore Andreadis is a senior researcher at the Center for Vector Biology, have suggested the common symptoms related to the disease, which include very high fever, severe headache and also nausea, vomiting and extreme muscle weakness.
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