The following FOX News video is about public health and safety. It concerns a West Nile virus outbreak that has occurred in Dallas County and surrounding parts of North Texas. The video was uploaded to the FOX News website on August 11, 2012.
Dallas County has declared the situation a disaster. And for the first time since 1966, the county will do aerial spraying in an attempt to kill the mosquitoes that carry this deadly West Nile virus. Authorities say that aerial spraying of insecticide is safe and covers a larger area than ground spraying.
According to the CDC, this current West Nile spike is the biggest since 2004.
Experts are urging people to use insecticide and to remove any stagnant water from their property. Stagnant pools of water are ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry the virus, which has no cure at the present time.