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.