Second Mosquito Tested Positive for West Nile Virus

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 9:34am

A second mosquito, carrying the West Nile Virus, has been reported in Brownsville as health officials were able to confirm the tests on Tuesday afternoon. This is the second confirmed case in less than two weeks and this year's West Nile virus outbreak is already the worst in U.S. history. The nation's emergency doctors urge the public to take precautions to protect from being infected. Public Health Director Art Rodriguez stated, "We sampled on the 23rd of August. We also had a larvicidal spray that day and then a week later we noticed there was still mosquito activity so we went back in there. So it is assisting us in helping us with where we need to be. The really good news is that so far we don't have any human cases."

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