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For a lot of people summer's coming to a close quickly but many folks in Texas and especially around Dallas.
Are being urged to stay indoors.
Because of the risk of West Nile Virus correspondent Casey Stegall is in Dallas tonight.
Insecticides have not been dropped by airplane over Dallas since 1966.
But conventional ground spraying has been going on for weeks.
And it's not done much to stop the spread of the dangerous West Nile Virus the time that we wait can be -- -- -- additional west Nile cases and human life.
The mosquito borne illness has already claimed at least seventeen lives in Texas ten of those in Dallas County.
Aerial spraying will likely keep those numbers from growing dramatically.
Considering the success rate for eradicating mosquitoes is high.
Win this -- has been used in other parts of the country.
After an application in Kentucky that we did after the flooding there.
We had an 88% kill rate in Boston I think they just had something along lines of sixty some percent.
Some area residents are taking precautions like keeping up their windows and turning off their air conditioning over fears they could be poisoned by the chemicals.
I don't want to anywhere near.
When you have the science from the CDC.
And all of that many cities across the United States that say this is safe.
This is the right decision to -- Other cities and states could soon be facing the same tough decisions.
59 cases have already been reported in Mississippi 52 at Louisiana 49 in Oklahoma and 32 in South Dakota.
Where victims can experience symptoms from fever and headaches to convulsions.
Coma and paralysis.
And doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say the reason this particular outbreak is so bad is because of a combination of things.
And and usually warm winter.
A very hot spring and an extremely hot summer.
Making conditions right for these mosquitoes.
Brett we'll continue to follow this story Casey Stegall live in Dallas Casey thank you the.
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