Update 8/18 from the Brazos County Health Department of mosquitoes with West Nile virus found east of Sue Haswell Park in Bryan:
Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5, 2014 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.
Mosquito control personnel have been notified at the City of Bryan.
This is the second positive WNV case in mosquitos in Brazos County in 2014.
Drought breaking rainfall has brought back the mosquitoes, which has generated the first positive test for West Nile virus in Brazos County since the year before last.
The health department reports it happened August 4 on the Texas A&M golf course.
No human cases of West Nile have been reported in Brazos County since 2012.
A news release from the health department says all of Brazos County is positive for West Nile, and residents are urged to keep up their defenses and practice the “Four D’s”:
• 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.