West Nile Season Begins; Officials Urge Caution

July 5, 2014 12:01 AM

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MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) - Texas sees its first West Nile virus case of the season. Officials in West Texas now urge everyone to take precautions against the mosquito-borne illness. West Nile Virus remains the focus of mosquito control districts in Texas. However, several new diseases now threaten parts of the southern United States. As a result, health experts pay extra attention to mosquito trapping efforts.

"West Nile season is coming, so everybody wear your repellent, remember your four D's," says Midland State Department of Health Services Zoonosis Control expert Kathy Parker.

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