DALLAS. Dallas County getting head start on fight against mosquito season (Dallas Morning News)

by Chris Siron

Officials are warning Dallas County residents of the dangers of mosquito-transmitted diseases – even though mosquito season hasn’t started yet.

Zac Thompson, the county’s director of the Health and Human Services Department, wants people to focus on preventing the spread of the Zika and West Nile viruses before mosquito season starts the first week of May.

“The impact … [Zika] could have on pregnant women is dramatic, so we think our personal mission is to ensure that we get information out to all … [Dallas County] residents,” he said. “But we don’t want to lose sight of public enemy number one: West Nile virus.”

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