SAN ANTONIO – For the second time this year, a pool of mosquitos tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to Metro Health.
Metro Health was informed of the positive test result on October 20, and the sample was taken “southwest of downtown,” according to a press release.
The first pool of samples to test positive for the West Nile virus was from a sample taken east of downtown on July 15.
At least 18 counties in Texas have detected the West Nile virus so far this year. In Travis County alone, at least 31 pools of mosquitos have tested positive for the virus.
West Nile virus remains the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, according to a press release.
To prevent mosquitoes from populating the area, Metro Health recommends that people remove stagnant water outside of their homes, improve water hygiene, and wear mosquito repellants when walking outdoors.
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