West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitos in Cedar Park
CEDAR PARK, TX -- Officials in Cedar Park confirmed Tuesday that mosquitos carrying West Nile Virus have been found twice.
The Austin America Statesman is reporting that the sample was collected in the southwest part of the city, near Cypress Creek Road and Sun Chase Boulevard.
According to the Centers for Disease Conrol, West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by mosquito bites.
There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not have symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms.
About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. You can reduce your risk of WNV by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites.
Tuesday's sample was the second one found with WNV, the first one was collected in Cedar Park in August.
Officials are warning residents to use bug repellant and wear long sleeves especially during wet weather.
The San Angelo Central Bobcats travel to Cedar Park Friday night to take on the Timber Wolves.
There is a 60 percent chance of heavy rain Friday night in Cedar Park.