Another Local Human WNV Case Confirmed

By: David Lackey Email
By: David Lackey Email

The second human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Brazos County by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) laboratory.

Although the Brazos County Health Department has not released the identity of the patient or their condition for privacy reasons, residents in the affected area have been informed and mosquito control personnel notified.

Officials continue to stress the entire county is positive for the disease, so remember the four D's in defending against West Nile virus:

- Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.
- Wear insect repellent containing DEET.
- Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
- Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors to prevent bites.

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