HOUSTON – Mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus in three area counties, according to the Texas Health Department.
They were found in Fort Bend, Brazoria and Montgomery counties.
The infected mosquitoes in Montgomery County were found in The Woodlands. Spraying is already under way on storm drains and streets in the areas where they turned up.
No details have been released yet on the location of positive tests in Fort Bend and Brazoria counties.
Residents are advised to wear loose, light-colored clothing outdoors and use repellent.
Despite the lack of rain, standing water in French drains, bird baths, plant saucers and other areas is a popular breeding ground for mosquitoes.
No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported.