Northwest ISD is proactive and places a priority on the safety and well being of students and staff. This page is designed to provide families with helpful resources and to inform the community about precautionary steps that Northwest ISD is taking in regards to West Nile Virus.
- Northwest ISD families may apply insect repellant to students prior to school and prior to after-school and/or evening activities.
- In accordance with current state law and district policy FFAC (Legal), students are not permitted to bring insect repellent on school grounds.
- Northwest ISD maximizes every opportunity to keep students safe and therefore complies with the Integrated Pest Management guidelines in the preventative treatment measures in and around NISD facilities.
Below are resources from local, state and national agencies:
Center for Disease Control
Denton County Health Department
Fort Worth West Nile Website
Tarrant County Health Department
Texas Department of State Health Services
The following information is provided by Texas Department of State Health Services.
What Are The Symptoms Of West Nile Virus (WNV)?
Most people infected with WNV will not show symptoms. Some, however, may have a fever, headache, body aches, and swollen lymph nodes. A small number may develop encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the spinal cord). Although rare, death can occur.
How Is It Spread?
West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no recorded proof of it being passed from person-to-person, animal-to-animal, or animal-to-person.