Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus In Brazos County

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COLLEGE STATION- The Brazos County Health Department is warning people to protect themselves against mosquitoes after mosquitoes collected at the Texas A&M University Golf Course, August 4, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

This is the first positive WNV case in Brazos County in 2014.

All Brazos County residents are urged to practice the Four D’s:

• 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.