west nile

Mosquito Control has confirmed a positive test for West Nile.

A batch of mosquitoes collected July 7 at Ogden Avenue and Harriot Street in Beaumont tested positive for the West Nile virus, said Kevin Sexton, director of the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District.

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A batch of mosquitoes that Jefferson County Mosquito Control District (JCMD) sent for testing in Austin has returned positive for the West Nile Virus, reports JCMD Director Kevin Sexton.

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Number of Confirmed West Nile Cases by County in 2012

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first 2013 case of West Nile in an adult male from Anderson County, whose county seat is Palestine. The patient is recovering from West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND), the more serious of the two possible contractions — the other being West Nile Fever (WNF).

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