West Nile Confirmed in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/22/05

West Nile Confirmed in Lubbock

For the first time this summer, mosquitos in Lubbock County have tested positive for West Nile. Texas Tech Health Sciences confirms the virus in dead mosquitos in West Lubbock.

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center sets up mosquito traps around the Texas Tech Equestrian Center and across the city so they can take insect samples. Researchers now confirm that several mosquitos trapped at the center were carrying the West Nile Virus, but Dr. Kim Guay says since their horses are vaccinated, her concern lies with those riding the horses.

"It's more of a concern to me for the humans," Guay said. "We put up flyers in the area to encourage people to long sleeves and spray off on them frequently."

The Equestrian Center vaccinates the horses twice a year and sprays them down with insect repellent every day. They also keep the water troughs clean and drain any standing rain water to minimize mosquito breeding grounds. Guay says they keep off in every building to protect themselves.

get more>> Web Enhanced
Learn More About Mosquitos
Get more info on how you can control these pesky blood-suckers!
get more>> Web Enhanced
Learn More About the West Nile Virus
Get answers to your questions about West Nile, and find out what you can do to prevent this deadly disease from spreading.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.