August 17, 2012

The aerial spraying of pesticides to blunt a deadly outbreak of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Texas’ Dallas County doesn’t pose health risks, officials say.

The decision to spray came as Texas deals with 465 West Nile infections and 17 deaths.

Officials in Dallas County, the hardest hit region in the state, recently declared a state of emergency, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

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