City health officials announce that more mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in the El Paso area.

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is warning that more mosquitoes where found to be carrying the West Nile Virus which includes Central, Upper Valley and Fabens areas in El Paso.

Last year El Paso had 14 human confirmed West Nile virus cases, none have been reported thus far in 2018.  Officials urge residents to be proactive and follow the four D’s:

  • DEET - Use insect DEET repellents
  • DRESS - Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks if possible when outdoors.
  • DUSK / DAWN – Avoid peak mosquito biting hours (from dusk to dawn)
  • DRAIN – Drain standing water from your yards or inside your homes including: flowerpots, gutters, pool covers, pet water dishes, birdbaths and any standing water in general.

For more information call 2-1-1 or visit EPHealth.com.