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First Case of West Nile Reported

First Case of West Nile Reported

The first case of West Nile this year in Texas has been found in Anderson County.

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the case after a man contracted the neurinvasive strain.  Last year there were over 1,800 cases of West Nile in Texas and health experts expect this year to be just as bad.

There are other measures you can take to reduce the risk of contracting the potentially deadly disease.  The health department recommends wearing long sleeves and pants at dusk when mosquitoes are more active, using EPA-approved mosquito repellants that include DEET, make sure screens and windows are in proper condition to keep mosquitoes out of your home, and clear standing water from yoru property to remove breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

 

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