County health officials announced Tuesday that a second Denton County resident has been diagnosed with West Nile virus. 

The individual lives in Flower Mound and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the illness. A Carrollton resident also was diagnosed with the neuroinvasive form of the disease in September. 

Denton city officials recently reported a second mosquito trap testing positive for West Nile. The trap was located on the west side of North Lakes Park. In September, a trap at Mingo Road and Texas Street tested positive for West Nile. 

Health officials cautioned residents to guard against mosquito bites until the season ends with the first freeze, which typically occurs in mid-November.   

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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