Mosquitoes and Bird Test Positive for WNV

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Mosquitoes collected on August 2, in College Station have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

The sampling location was the 300 block of Dexter Drive West. A blue jay tested on August 15, was positive for WNV. It was collected in the 2400 block of Hardwood Drive in Bryan.

City of Bryan and College Station mosquito control personnel have been notified of the locations and residents in those areas are being informed by automated phone messaging.

The Brazos County Health Department urges the public to protect themselves, their homes and their yards from mosquitoes.

The best way to protect yourself from the disease is to stay indoors during the hours of dusk and dawn, use insect repellent with DEET, dress in long sleeved shirts and pants and drain standing water.

According to the state health department, most people infected with West Nile will not have signs of the illness.

Experts say only 20 percent of people infected will show mild signs, even less people show severe signs.

The severe symptoms are: high fever, disorientation, convulsions and muscle weakness.

For moreinformation on West Nlie click here.