Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION - Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 26 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

The positive mosquito sites were on Nagle Street in Bryan and the site on the A&M campus was at the University Golf Course (3rd time).

Mosquito control personnel have been notified at the City of Bryan and the City of College Station.

Please keep in mind that all of Brazos County is positive for WNV.

All Brazos County residents are urged to keep up their defenses and 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.