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For the Faculty and Staff of The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, August 20, 2012

West Nile Virus control measures

In response to incidents of West Nile Virus in North Texas, the City of Arlington plans to use ground-spraying techniques to combat mosquitoes early this week in targeted areas. Doug Russell Park, at the southwest corner of the UT Arlington campus north of Centennial Court apartments, is one of the areas that will be sprayed.

More information about the City of Arlington’s response plan is available online at www.arlingtontx.gov/health/infectiousdiseases_mosquitocontrol.html.

Public health officials say that very few mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus and that human infection remains relatively rare. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands. The illness can last from a few days to several weeks. Adults older than 50 can be more vulnerable, and some cases have resulted in death.

Members of the UT Arlington community are urged to use caution, particularly near dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, to avoid standing bodies of water where insects may breed, and to use an insect repellent recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. More information is available online through Tarrant County Public Health.

Faculty and staff members who may be experiencing symptoms should contact their physician. Students may seek medical care through the UT Arlington Health Services Center, 605 S. West St.

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