Brazos County confirms case of West Nile, travel-related case of Dengue fever
BRYAN, Texas – Brazos County’s health department confirmed Monday a case of West Nile and a travel-related case of Dengue fever. The county reported its first positive West Nile case in ZIP code 77803. The case of Dengue fever was found in ZIP code 77808 in a person who had traveled to Mexico. Symptoms of West Nile include headache, fever, body aches, joint pain, nausea and fatigue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of Dengue fever include nausea, vomiting, rash, aches and pains.
Health officials are treating a northwest Harris County area after West Nile Virus mosquitos discovered Tuesday
HOUSTON – Harris County Public Health officials have confirmed the first sample of the West Nile Virus in a mosquito in northwest Harris County Wednesday, officials announced in a press release. “The WNV mosquito sample was identified in the northwest quadrant of Harris County,” officials wrote. The Mosquito and Vector Control Division of Harris County Public Health began treatment to the area where the disease mosquitos were found on Tuesday to reduce the risk of human infection. “Mosquitos are around throughout the year; however, they are more prevalent during the warmer months, and typically most active from June through October,” officials wrote in a press release. “Out of the 56 species of mosquitoes found in our area, only a handful transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika.”See a map from the Harris County Health Department that shows which neighborhood is being treated.
Mosquitoes in Montgomery County test positive for West Nile virus
The first mosquito sample of the 2020 season has tested positive for West Nile virus in Montgomery County. Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced on Facebook that his mosquito abatement team identified the first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample on June 5. According to the post, the mosquito was trapped in one of the departments operational zones in the Panther Creek area in The Woodlands. The first round of treatment included spraying all streets and county right-of-ways within the affected area on June 6 and the second round of treatment is scheduled for Monday evening. Be sure to turn over or remove anything from your yard that can hold water, said Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement Director Justin Fausek.