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Brazos County mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus for third week in a row

Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 14:58:56-04

The Brazos County Health District Mosquito Surveillance Unit has confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) for the third consecutive week in a row.

The mosquito trap was located in the 77802 zip code in Bryan.

Health officials say all of Brazos County should be considered positive for WNV.

The other members of the Vector Surveillance and Control Partnership members with the City of Bryan, City of College Station, and Texas A&M University have been notified.

All Brazos County residents are urged to use the 4D’s to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

  • DEET All day, Every Day: Whenever outside, use insect repellents that have the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-registered repellents and always follow label instructions.
  • Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
  • Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace where mosquitoes could lay eggs.
  • All Day long: Day, Dusk, and Dawn – Limit your time outdoors, mosquitoes are active any time day or night.