Methodist Mansfield Hosts Mosquitoes Forum

Methodist Mansfield Mosquitoes Forum
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Methodist Mansfield Mosquitoes Forum- Learn How To Protect Yourself

Join Methodist Mansfield and experts from the city of Mansfield, Mansfield ISD and Tarrant County Public Health on Tuesday to learn why you need to protect yourself and your family from this summer’s bug season.

Whether your family is traveling overseas or just enjoying the outdoors locally, mosquitoes can cause debilitating pain, brain damage, blindness and other serious effects. Illnesses transmitted by a mosquito bites include Zika, West Nile, Chikungunya and Dengue.

If an infected mosquito bites a bird or mammal, including humans, it can transmit the illness to them. Learn how to protect yourself and fight the bite from these annoying pests this summer.

“Mosquitoes will be a major health concern this summer, and we are taking a proactive approach partnering with our local and county health officials to educate our community on how to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites,” says John Phillips, FACHE President of Methodist Mansfield. “We hope to provide information that can protect people from getting sick.”

Learn more from the following individuals:


  • Shantala Samart, MD – Infectious Disease Medical Director, Methodist Mansfield
  • Sara Northrop, DO – OBGYN, Methodist Mansfield
  • Russ Jones, MPH, – Chief Epidemiologist, Tarrant County Public Health
  • Nina Dacko – Supervisor, Tarrant County Vector Control
  • Howard Redfearn – Manager, Mansfield Environmental Services
  • Patrick Prather – President, Municipal Mosquito
  • Kerrah Turner, BSN, RN – Traveling Nurse, Mansfield ISD

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.

Seven hospitals and 27 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum.