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Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

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(KCEN) -- The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.

Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.

The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.

Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:

• 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.

Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will have no symptoms.

However, some cases result in serious illness or death.

Symptoms include: Headache, high fever, neck stiffness, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis.

If you think you may have contracted West Nile, you are urged to contact a doctor immediately.

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