With 130 reported cases and nine confirmed deaths in North Texas so far this summer, Dallas County Commissioners chose to opt out of immediate aerial insecticide spraying. This after strong recommendations by the Dallas County Medical Society.
"We want to see a similar city. Not one that has a wetland. Not one that has a large rural area. If you're talking about aerial spraying over an urban area, we really need some information and some research to really look at how effective it's going to be," said Zachary Thompson, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director.
Other cities dealing with the west nile outbreaks this summer have already begun aerial spraying. Houston is one of those cities.