tires and towing old vehicles south across the border may soon
be sprayed with chemicals to prevent the West Nile virus from
spreading into Mexico, the McAllen (TX) Monitor reported.
the secretary of health for the state of Tamaulipas is mulling
a request from the Reynosa health secretary to allow bridge workers
to fumigate transmigrante trucks as they pass into Mexico from
trucks -- those towing used vehicles, electronics, tires and others
to sell in Central America -- would be sprayed because they carry
items that have often sat in standing water.
the spraying could apply at all bridges between Texas and Tamaulipas,
which include all those in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The West
Nile virus has been confirmed in 43 people in Texas - one person
has reportedly died from it.