Tippecanoe Health Dept.: West Nile virus found in Tippecanoe County

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 14, 2018

Two collections of adult mosquitos collected by the Jefferson County Health Department have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The mosquitos were collected in the cities of Kimmswick and Arnold near the end of June.

North Witchduck Road in the Kempsville area.

Tests were conducted throughout the city since June, with officials confirming some of the collected mosquitoes have tested positive for WNV.

In April, local health officials announced they were seeking sites to trap mosquitoes to help determine if there are mosquitoes carrying viruses that can be transmitted to people such as West Nile.

The health department says no human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Marion County so far this year.

Those over the age of 50 or with immune system disorders are at greater risk of serious illness.

DRESS - Wear long sleeves and long trousers when outside during these times.

Use insect repellent products registered with the EPA. Apply according to label instructions.

Turn over or remove containers in your yard where rainwater collects, such as plant trays, buckets, and toys.

Make sure window and door screens fit tightly to keep out mosquitoes.

The biology lab will continue to monitor and test mosquitoes and will release additional information if West Nile virus activity continues to increase and spread to other areas.

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