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More West Nile

By: Michelle Peltier
By: Michelle Peltier

West Nile cases just continue to pop up. The latest report came from a dead bird in a south College Station neighborhood.

The bird was found in the 2800 block of Celinda Circle. It tested positive for the disease Thursday. Celinda Circle is off Deacon near Longmire Drive.

City of College Station mosquito control personnel have already been alerted of the finding. Residents in the area will be alerted by phone.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, West Nile virus is a virus commonly found in Africa, West Asia and the Middle East. It is not known how long it has been in the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe the virus probably has been in the eastern United States since early summer 1999. It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus found in the United States. The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes,
horses and some other animals.

For more information on the disease and how you can protect yourself click here.


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