Fall may have started a few days ago, but the area is still facing some summer-like problems including infected mosquitoes.

Fall may have started a few days ago, but the area is still facing some summer-like problems including infected mosquitoes.


A report from the Grayson County Health Department said three of 20 mosquito pools submitted for analysis recently indicated the presence of West Nile Virus. The traps were set on Sept. 16, 19, and 22 and the report came back Monday.


"At this time a total of eight positive WNV pools has been identified within Grayson County for 2014," the report says. "A total of 347 traps have been set throughout the County since May 1, 2014. The three positive WNV pools identified on the most recent TVMDL report were from traps set in Whitesboro, Tioga and Gordonville. The Whitesboro trap was located on Elm Street, the Tioga trap was located in the 600 block of Main Street, and the Gordonville trap was located on Reames Lane. Previously, positive WNV pools were identified within the cities of Denison, Howe, and Whitewright."


The Health Department’s Environmental Health and WNV team is currently working with Gordonville, Whitesboro, and Tioga officials to address the issue, official. "They have notified city officials of the positive WNV results and actions to take in response to the report. We do anticipate additional positive WNV pools to be reported over the next several weeks, and we encourage city officials and individuals throughout Grayson County to be proactive and protect themselves, their family members, and neighbors against WNV," the report continued.


There has been no laboratory confirmed case of human WNV reported to the Grayson County Health Department.


"The Grayson County Health Department’s EH/WNV team will continue their surveillance efforts throughout the county over the next two months. We ask that individuals continue to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others against the West Nile Virus."


For more additional information on how you can "Fight the Bite" please visit http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/users/0001/docs/WNVHDpublicdoc.pdf and http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html.