West Nile Virus still active in region
Christine Mann, spokespwoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said residents are at risk as long as the mosquitoes are biting. "[...] we have that first hard freeze, there will still be mosquitoes out there," she said. Symptoms include stiff neck, visual problems, body tremors, mental confusion, drowsiness and memory loss. Lynne Aldrich, manager of environmental services at The Woodlands Township, said she has seen a decreased number of mosquitoes in the department's traps. Aldrich added that the Center for Disease Control released statistics showing that 75 percent of human cases of West Nile virus affected people who never wear repellent. Michael Lindsey, assistant director of Montgomery County Environmental Health Services, also encourages county residents to be aware of mosquito risks when they are outdoors.
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