Consumer Team Radio: West Nile Virus Questions Answered

Cynthia Rojas

August 31, 2012

West Nile Virus Update - Saturday on The Consumer Team

The Consumer Team talk radio program will be featuring a special broadcast regarding the severe outbreak of in West Nile Virus in the North Texas area.   Entomologist Patrick Prather, President of Rid All Pest of Ft. Worth will be a featured guest on the program, which will be broadcast Saturday, September 1, 3-5PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the West Nile special broadcast.  “Patrick Prather is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable authorities on mosquito control and West Nile Virus.   His company consults municipalities regarding mosquito control and West Nile.  The fact that Patrick is an entomologist gives him an ability to offer an educated and well researched perspective on insects and West Nile Virus.  His input will be very valuable on this Saturday’s Consumer Team.”

Thomson added that this Saturday’s West Nile special will address a number of recent questions that area citizens have been asking.  Thomson stated, “Two questions are coming into our program consistently.  First, people want to know how much longer West Nile will remain a threat for this year.  Secondly, people are already asking about how severe the West Nile outbreak will be next year.  We will be addressing both of those questions to Patrick Prather on Saturday’s Consumer Team radio program.”

West Nile Virus cases in North Texas have reached unprecedented levels in 2012.  Dallas County alone has reported 322 human cases including 13 deaths.

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The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.