Pearland TX

First positive sample for West Nile Virus in Montgomery County

Health officials say the first positive sample for West Nile Virus has been found in Montgomery County, according to a press release from County Commissioner James Noack.

“Our office is working diligently to minimize the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noach said.

“We urge residents to take precautions while outdoors.”

According to the CDC, the most effective way to avoid West Nile Virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Use Repellant with DEET: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions;
  • Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside;
  • Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace; and
  • Dusk and Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

People with certain medical conditions and the elderly are more at risk.

For more information on WNV, check out www.cdc.gov/westnile.

 

 

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