Colleyville has first positive West Nile trap

Posted Monday, Oct. 21, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A test site located in the 300 block of Olden Wood Court in Colleyville tested positive for West Nile last week, according to the Tarrant County Public Health Department.

West Nile virus is most commonly transmitted to humans from mosquitoes that can potentially be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people infected with the virus will have no symptoms while less than 1 percent of those infected develop a sometimes fatal neurologic illness.

The city treated the site with larvacide and notified nearby residents.

Although the West Nile season is winding down, residents are urged to practice risk-reducing behaviors that include staying indoors at dawn and dusk, draining standing water, dressing in long sleeves and pants and applying insect repellent with DEET.

— Dustin L. Dangli

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