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West Nile virus found in mosquito in Murphy

by | Jun 27, 2024 | Area News, Latest

Ground spraying is planned along Lonesome Dove Trail following the discovery of a mosquito carrying the West Nike Virus.

The city of Murphy confirmed last Friday, June 21, that West Nile was found in a mosquito trapped the previous week in the creek bed northeast of the intersection of North Murphy Road and Betsy Lane.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported the mosquito tested positive for the virus, the city said in a release posted online. No human infections are reported at this time, the release said.

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