Mosquito found with West Nile Virus in local neighborhood

Animal Care and Vector services received confirmation today that a mosquito from our trap off the 2900 block of Lawton tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito was collected last Tuesday.  Vector personnel will be out aerial spraying the neighborhood for the next three nights.

Directed patrol officers and neighborhood services personnel will be attempting to locate any standing water in the neighborhood including examining abandoned properties.

We need to remind local residents to check their property for standing water and to apply mosquito repellent to themselves and to their children.

If you have any questions please contact Asst. Chief Mark Schauer at 361-886-2606.