San Antonio -According to Metro Health data, this is the second time that a mosquito sample pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
According to a press release, Metro Health received notification of a positive test result on October 20, and the sample was collected in the “southwest of the city.”
The first sample pool that produced a positive West Nile virus test result came from samples collected in the eastern part of the city on July 1
So far, West Nile virus has been detected in at least 18 counties in Texas. In Travis County alone, at least 31 mosquito nets have tested positive for the virus.
According to the press release, West Nile virus remains the main cause of mosquito-borne diseases in the United States.
To help prevent the spread of mosquitoes in the area, Metro Health recommends that people get out of the stagnant water outside the house, improve water sanitation, and wear mosquito repellent when walking outdoors.
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