Cameron Co. Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile

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BROWNSVILLE – A mosquito sample from Cameron County tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The city of Brownsville received the confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services this week.

So far, officials said there have been no reports of anyone infected by the virus in the city.

Brownsville's Director of Public Health and Wellness Art Rodriguez told us city crews have wrapped up mosquito spraying.

More than 40 traps are also currently set up across the city.

Rodriguez said mosquito samples are sent for testing four times a week. He said the next sample will be sent on Tuesday. 

Eight out of 10 people infected with the West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms. However, some will develop a fever. 

Other symptoms include headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. 

Most people with the common strain of West Nile recover completely. Your healthcare provider can order tests to look for the virus. 

No vaccine or treatment exists. 


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