More West Nile Virus Cases

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More West Nile has been found in the Twin Cities, including the year’s first case in a bird. Brazos County Health Officials have tested several traps over the past two weeks.

Mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus were collected June 27th, 2006 at 1107 Beck Street in Bryan, on July 5th at 1303 Reynolds Street, 3110 Heatherwood Street and 2104 Cabot Circle.

he first West Nile Virus positive bird for 2006, a blue jay, was confirmed on July 12th. The bird was collected at 2010 Pinewood Drive.

On July 5th, mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus were collected in College Station at 1603 Glade Street, 1504 Medina Drive and 1503 Todd Trail. Out of eight sites trapped on July 5th, six were positive.

Residents are reminded that all of Brazos County is considered positive for West Nile. City of Bryan and College Station mosquito control personnel have been notified and residents in the vicinity of theses eight sites will be alerted by the automated phone messaging system.

Because of recent rains, citizens should check all water catchments (flowerpots, bird baths, rainwater barrels, buckets, etc.) around the house for mosquito larvae and drain or apply larvacide as needed.