FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Renae Crutchfield, Public Information Officer
214.819.6329 (office) 214.394.8109 (cell)
Ganesh Shivaramaiyer, Interim Director
DCHHS holds mosquito season press conference
West Nile survivor Sean Lemoine shares his story of survival after nine years of recovery
Dallas County Commissioner and PHAC Chair John Wiley Price
Dallas County Health and Human Services Interim Director Ganesh Shivaramaiyer
Dallas County Health and Human Services Mosquito Control Manager Scott Sawlis
West Nile Survivor Attorney Sean Lemoine
DCHHS kicks off mosquito season urging residents to prepare by doing their part to
prevent mosquito borne illness. Dallas County Health Authority Dr. Christopher Perkins provides a clinical update explaining the impact West Nile has on dozens of lives each year. This season, West Nile survivor Sean Lemoine shares his experience of the severe impact West Nile neuroinvasive disease has had on his life. Entomologist and Mosquito Control Manager Scott Sawlis explains Dallas County’s comprehensive mosquito control surveillance for the 2018 mosquito season to help combat West Nile, dengue and chikungunya.
Scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 30, the conference also includes an
opportunity to collect b-roll footage of BG Sentinel and Gravid mosquito traps which bait and collect mosquito species capable of disease transmission.
Friday, March 30, 2018/ 10 to 11 a.m.
Media Photo and Video Opportunity at 10 a.m.
Dallas County Health and Human Services
2377 N Stemmons Freeway, Room 627 Dallas TX 75207
NOTE: Media Check-in is required.
PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
- Mosquito Trapping: DCHHS explains what attracts and traps mosquito species that carry diseases like West Nile. Media Display: BG Sentinel and Gravid mosquito traps.
- Media clearance to access DCHHS laboratory: Media will be escorted to the DCHHS laboratory.
- Interview with West Nile survivor Sean Lemoine