More West Nile in the Brazos Valley

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Another case of West Nile was found in the Brazos Valley.

Mosquitoes collected in the 2700 block of Mirkwood Court in Bryan tested positive for the virus. Residents in the area will be notified by the health department.

To avoid West Nile use insect repellent on exposed skin when you go outdoors. Use an EPA-registered insect repellent such as those with DEET.

Wear long sleeves during peak mosquito biting hours, and spray repellent directly onto your clothes.

The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many species of mosquitoes. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing during evening and early morning, or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.

Drain standing water from around your home, because mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.
Keep mosquitoes outside by having well-fitting screens on both windows and doors.

Report dead birds to local authorities. Dead birds may be a sign that West Nile virus is circulating between birds and the mosquitoes in an area.

Symptoms are flu-like in nature.