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West Nile Virus detected in mosquito trap in Georgetown

The positive sample was collected from a trap site near Geneva Park.

AUSTIN, Texas — A mosquito trap in Georgetown has returned a positive result for West Nile Virus, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

The positive result came from a trap site close to Geneva Park, near 1021 Quail Valley Drive, and was discovered on Thursday by a Texas Department of State Health Services lab in Austin.

This is the first positive West Nile sample since October 2022. It is also the earliest that West Nile has been detected since Williamson County began sampling mosquitoes in 2013.

Four traps came back positive in 2022 in Williamson County. One person contracted the potentially deadly virus.

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