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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A prayer will honor a 13-year-old boy who died from West Nile Virus in Bastrop County.

Cody Hopkins’ mother says her son tested positive for the virus in early October and within a few days, his condition worsened. Less than 1 percent of people who are infected with West Nile virus will develop a serious neurologic illness, like Cody did. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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