Plano Taking Protective Steps To Monitor For West Nile

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

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PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Plano on Monday launched an intense effort to track cases of West Nile virus, deploying special tracking traps aimed at giving city leaders an advanced warning system on the threat posed by the mosquito-borne infection.

Monday night the city planted 10 traps in mosquito-prone areas — hoping to get the region’s most thorough and accurate picture on the current state of the virus.

Ryan Janowski with the city health department assembled one of the traps in the Country Place neighborhood off Ranier Road.

Joggers and cyclists passing by said they were glad to see cities like Plano taking the initiative after an outbreak of the West Nile Virus caught North Texas off guard last summer.

“I’ve heard stuff on the news about so I’m glad there’s something being done,” resident Beth Nowell told CBS 11 News.

The city said…

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