West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes they trapped in Abilene.
The city says the mosquitoes were collected July 9th in northeast Abilene and were sent to a state lab for testing.
The Environmental Health Division was notified Wednesday of the positive test result. Health manager Glenn Bailey says it's important for people to take precautions by using mosquito repellent and wearing protective clothing during peak mosquito hours, which are from dusk to dawn.
Mosquito spraying will continue in the area around where the infected bug was found.
With all the rain, the mosquito population will probably explode in the next few weeks.
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