San Antonio Metro Health is reporting the 19th case of West Nile virus. But with lower temperatures hitting San Antonio this week, health officials are expecting cases to recede.
This season Bexar County has documented two deaths due to the West Nile virus.
Federal health officials say this is the nation's worst year for the mosquito-borne virus since it was discovered in New York 13 years ago.
With the rain over the weekend, Metro Health emphasizes the importance of draining any standing water that may have accumulated in your yard and patio.
"By emptying any containers in their yard especially potted plants that have catch pans underneath is a good place for mosquito breeding," said Metro Health's Stephen Barscewski. "Watch anything that holds water like children's toys birdbaths, you know, swimming pools that don't have filtration systems."
Texas has about half of the U.S. deaths from the illness. Metro Health plans to continue spraying and fogging to reduce the mosquito population.