The 100 block of south Carrizo can now be added to the list of spots around town with positive pools of the West Nile Virus.
The City-County Health Department reported Wednesday that south Carrizo, which is located near Blucher Park, is among half a dozen other spots that have tested positive for the virus, which is spread by infected mosquitos.
So far, only one human case of West Nile has been confirmed in this city. The young female patient was treated and has fully recovered.
In the state of Texas, West Nile has killed 14 people this year. In fact, the mayor in Dallas has declared an emergency, clearing the way for immediate vector spraying all over his city.
"Well, you know, we really don't have a vaccine for West Nile Virus," said Beth Bell with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "So really, the only ways that we can prevent people from getting sick from West Nile Virus is to prevent people from getting bitten by infected mosquitoes, and there's two main ways to do that. One is by using repellent and other personal protective measures, and the second is by mosquito control, and that's spraying."
City Vector Control will continue to spray Carrizo Street until mosquito pools there are negative for West Nile. Vector Control tests and sprays dozens of sites all over the city on a daily basis.
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