Confirmed Cases Are Higher Than Last Year
The Mosquito Control department in Harris County is reporting 252 confirmed cases of mosquito West Nile virus so far this year. The agency is also reporting more birds with the virus. In 2011 there were 13 birds found with West Nile. So far this year there have already been 59 confirmed bird cases.
Dr. Rudy Bueno is the director of the department and says, “We are going to do what we normally do with spraying. But, we are encouraging residents to get rid of any standing water, perhaps old tires.”
Bueno says standing water is a magnet for mosquitoes that provides a perfect breeding ground.