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Mosquito pro talks West Nile Virus risks, Texas attack plan

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Texas is launching an aerial assault on the state's mosquito population now that West Nile Virus infections are reaching levels the state hasn't seen in decades -- even prompting a state of disaster in Dallas.

Officials are planning a media blitz to notify residents that they will be blanketing the area with pesticides from above, and that has many people wondering: Could it get that bad in Minnesota?

FOX 9 News spoke with Jim Stark, of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, about the situation in Texas and the conditions here at home.

Watch the video for more information.

So far, 13 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus have been reported this year in Minnesota.

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