West Nile Virus has been confirmed once again in Central Texas after a trap was analyzed and tested from by the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District in Round Rock. This is the 5th week in a row that a trap collected within Williamson County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Why is West Nile Virus so dangerous?

The most obvious answer is because it is carried by the most dangerous being on the planet, the mosquito which does not care what ethnicity, gender, or species you are because they come for them all. Most of the time we make the mosquito out to be the bad guy, but that also could be because they are misunderstood.

Then again, why would you want to understand something that sucks blood out of everything it lands on, and nobody can pinpoint a single positive contribution it makes to benefit society? Even with that being the overwhelming opinion of mosquitos, there is at least one community in Texas trying to show them a little love.

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How do I know if I have West Nile Virus?

There are several symptoms to be on the look out for when it comes to West Nile Virus and like most viral infections, those indicators can be very similar. Most commonly found are fever, obvious bite marks, head and body aches, rash along the midsection, and swelling of the lymph nodes.

The good news is West Nile Virus is not usually fatal, especially if you are under 50 and have no immunity issues. If you are over 50, more severe symptoms are often common, and you can read more in this Fox News article.

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