West Nile virus detected in Bexar County mosquito pool, Metro Health says
SAN ANTONIO – For the second time this year, a mosquito sample pool tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to Metro Health. The first sample pool that produced a positive West Nile virus test came from a sample collected east of downtown on July 15. At least 18 Texas counties have detected West Nile virus so far this year. In Travis County alone, at least 31 mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus. West Nile Virus continues to be the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States, according to the press release.
Hidalgo County reports 4 new West Nile cases, 3 new Dengue Fever cases
EDINBURG, Texas – Hidalgo County health officials reported four new West Nile Virus cases and three new cases of Dengue Fever on Monday. In September, 18 Texas counties reported having a case of West Nile virus, including Bexar County, according to state data. According to Olivarez, the West Nile cases were found in the Mercedes, Weslaco and Edinburg areas. County officials said that additionally, three other cases were reported to Hidalgo County a week ago. To protect yourself against either West Nile or Dengue, you must protect yourselves against mosquitoes.
Travis County officials confirm 31 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus
SAN ANTONIO – Austin Public Health officials are confirming that 31 pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Austin-Travis County. Three probable human cases of West Nile Virus have also been reported in the county so far, officials say. The affected ZIP codes of where the positive mosquito pools are located can be viewed in the map below, provided by Austin Public Health. Mosquito update: There have been 31 total mosquito pools positive for West Nile Virus this year across Austin-Travis County. To learn more about protection against the West Nile Virus, click here.
18 Texas counties report West Nile virus in 2020, including Bexar County, state data shows
BRYAN, Texas – Last weekend, Brazos County Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Unit confirmed that mosquito samples from the area have tested positive for West Nile virus. State data shows Bexar County is also on the list of counties that have found the virus in mosquitoes in 2020. According to health experts, West Nile virus can be transmitted to animals and humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. “Right now, even though Brazos County is still concentrating on how to live safely with COVID-19, we cannot forget about West Nile Virus,” Rodriguez said. You can read more about mosquitos and West Nile Virus in Bexar County on the websites of Bexar County Emergency Management and Metro Health.