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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

08 August 2018

Southwestern public health is alerting the public that a mosquito has tested positive for West Nile virus for the second time in as many weeks.

They say two pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.

Dallas County Health and Human Services said the victim lived in the 75229 ZIP code in northwest Dallas and had West Nile neuroinvasive disease. In an outbreak in 2012, more than 1,000 people were infected and 36 people died across four North Texas counties.

Wear clothing made of tightly woven fabric that covers the entire body.

Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace. The majority of Culex mosquitoes breed in standing water and others are found in freshwater and saltwater marshes, lakes and ponds. Mosquitoes only need a few tablespoons of water to lay eggs.

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin.

A crow in Sarnia tested positive for the virus in late July - the first appearance of West Nile in the area. Prior to past year, there had been no positive human cases since in the region since 2006.

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield