BRYAN, Texas -- A second person in Brazos County has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Brazos County Health Department.
It was discovered less than a week after a mosquito and another resident tested positive for the virus.
West Nile virus symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, and diarrhea, according the CDC website.
Below is the full media release from the county health department:
September 24, 2018 For Immediate Release
Second Case of Human West Nile Virus
The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed on September 21, 2018 a second case of West Nile Virus in a male resident in College Station who has no travel history.
Please keep in mind that all of Brazos County is positive for WNV.
Brazos County Health Department officials have notified mosquito control personnel with the City of Bryan, City of College Station, and Texas A&M University.
All Brazos County residents are urged to keep up their defenses and practice the Four D’s:
- Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.
- Wear insect repellent containing DEET.
- Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors to prevent bites.
For more information, visit our website at www.brazoshealth.org