A second human case of West Nile virus has been identified within the Denton city limits.
The Denton County Health Department alerted the city of Denton on Friday to the diagnosis. As a result, the city raised its public health alert to Risk Level 5 and announced a special call meeting of the Denton City Council to consider whether to order ground spray in the affected area.
The council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The first human case was diagnosed earlier this summer but no positive mosquito pools showed up in the city until this month.
More information can be found on the city website, www.cityofdenton.com.
— Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe