Emergency Declared In Dallas Over West Nile Virus

Revelation 6:7-8  NCV  When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill people by war, by starvation, by disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has declared a health emergency in the city due to an increase in West Nile Virus infections among residents.

Centers for Disease Control states that half the cases of West Nile confirmed this year are in Texas and that 14 of the 26 confirmed deaths were Texans. 2012 has already had more confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in the US than any previous year’s total.

Texas health department officials reported 465 cases of the virus and 17 deaths while noticing the CDC has a lag in reporting cases and deaths.

The declaration by the Mayor follows action by Dallas County officials in declaring an emergency. Aerial spraying of pesticides will begin this week to try and decrease the mosquito population in the city. Officials say spraying is the most effective way to battle mosquitos despite the risks to people being exposed to the chemicals.

Christine Mann of the Texas health department told Fox News that the current number of cases was triple the previous high in all of 2003.


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  1. In indiana just this week in marion ind. The mosquitoes was tested and 90 % according to the news were west niles positive. We are living in the last dyts. Wake up and smell the coffee, be prepared, pray, and believe in his word because the end will come if you believe the bible. I do not know why the churches are not warning the people that there are hard times coming. The horses have left the gate, wake up people, repent and live a holy life. Forgive if you have something against another, pray, believe and receive the lord. Give unto his kingdom with your tithes and offerings so that the church has resourses to help others.

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