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Malakoff steps up spraying

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 24, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The City of Malakoff has increased its annual mosquito spraying program because of the threat of the West Nile virus.

An outbreak of West Nile virus in Dallas County has killed 10 and left more than 200 sick this year. Last week, the first case in Henderson County was confirmed in Eustace.

Malakoff Public Works Director Tim Whitley said the city sprays for mosquitoes every year, but usually only about twice a month. For the last month, the city increased that to twice a week, and Whitley said they were planning to spray three times this week.

“We’re just trying to do the best we can for our city,” Whitley said.

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  1. [...] Story No. 3 – Spraying for skeeters: Both Athens and Malakoff have stepped up spraying for mosquitoes following news that a case of West Nile Fever was reported in Eustace. Why it is important: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says this year has seen the worst outbreak of West Nile since the disease was first discovered in the U.S. Learn more: The Malakoff News. [...]

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