Dallas is currently experiencing a major outbreak of West Nile virus. 20 people have died from West Nile this year in Texas, 10 in Dallas County. Hundreds have been infected.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins have declared a state of emergency due to the spread of West Nile.
To fight the virus, which is carried and spread by mosquitoes, the Texas Health Department is paying to have Dallas County sprayed with insecticide. But there are many who question both the safety and effectiveness of spraying.
If Grand Rapids were to ever experience a major West Nile outbreak, would you approve of spraying aerial insecticide to control it?