Mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus in Brazoria County

September 28, 2011 12:34:14 PM PDT
Brazoria County Mosquito Control District has tested a mosquito sample from the northeast part of Brazoria County. That sample tested positive for West Nile virus and those test results were confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

In response to West Nile virus being confirmed in mosquitos, Brazoria County Mosquito Control will be spraying the affected areas twice a night on Monday through Wednesday. Aerial spraying of the north part of Brazoria County will depend on weather conditions and other variables.

Despite dry weather conditions, West Nile Virus continues to poses a threat. Residents are encouraged to:

  • Remove/empty any container that may hold water. Flower pots, tires, toys, etc. should be drained, covered or removed. Change water in bird baths at least once a week.
  • Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when outdoors particularly at dawn and dusk.
  • When outdoors us an insect repellant containing DEET.

Brazoria County Mosquito Control District traps and tests mosquitos April through October, to monitor for mosquito-borne diseases.

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