City of Brownsville Reports Sample Test's Positive for West Nile Virus

City of Brownsville Reports Sample Test's Positive for West Nile Virus
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Friday, August 31, 2012 - 8:22am

The City  of Brownsville's Health Department has confirmed that one of the mosquito samples has tested positive for the West Nile virus. The sample was caught in a trap on the West side of the city in the Colonia Galaxia subdivision located near the intersection of Ruben Torres and highway 281. The health department did re-spray the area on Thursday evening and they have been asked to assist in informing doctors and medical professionals to be on the lookout for patients with symptoms. Brownsville Health Director Art Rodriguez stated, "We don't want people to be overly frightened, but they need to take measures if they suspect they have been bitten by a West Nile and have symptoms of fever and nausea and vomiting. They need to report it and call the local health department and number three, if they are going to be outdoors at a football game they need to apply a repellent."

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