West Nile virus found in Brazos county

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:53pm

For the second time this year, the Brazos County Health Department has found mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus.

The second positive test came from a sample taken on May Street in Bryan just a block away from Sue Haswell Park.

The city of Bryan was notified and has taken action to help prevent the spread.

Bryan streets and drainage supervisor Robert Willis said “Once we have that West Nile virus positive, we go into that area. We place dunks where ever we find standing water. We will fog under culverts or under box culverts, also the ones that go over the road, and we find those types of places, and we place dunks in there.”

As always residents are urged to follow the 4 D’s:

Drain any standing water around the house;

Wear insect repellent containing DEET;

Dress in long sleeved clothing;

And avoid going outside at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

Bryan residents can also go to the Municipal Services Center on 1111 Waco and receive free Dunks or Plunks to place in standing water areas around their homes.


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