Created on Thursday, 09 September 2010 15:29
Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391
Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Confirmed
The Marion County Health Department has confirmed testing sites with mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.
These findings are expected at this time of year.
Sites testing positive include:
- 3000 block of East Orange Street, Center Township
- 4000 block of East 21st Street, Center Township
- 2700 block of South Bellmont, Center Township
- 1200 block of West Washington Street, Center Township
- 4700 block of Bridgeport Road, Decatur Township
- 6400 block of Shakerwood Drive, Decatur Township
- 5900 block of South Oakcrest Drive, Franklin Township
- 8500 block of Shelbyville Road, Franklin Township
- 5400 block of Bogey Drive, Lawrence Township
- 9000 block of Shady Tree Lane, Lawrence Township
- 10000 block of East 75th Street, Lawrence Township
- 5600 block of Fall Creek Parkway North, Lawrence Township
- 3800 block of West Southport Road, Perry Township
- 4900 block of South Meridian Street, Perry Township
- 600 block of Dudley Road, Perry Township
- 8600 block of Morgantown Road, Perry Township
- 7200 block of Fishback Road, Pike Township
- 1800 block of Caribbean Drive, Warren Township
- 5700 block of East 30th Street, Warren Township
- 8000 block of North Illinois, Washington Township
- 3200 block of East 48th Street, Washington Township
- 8900 block of Pickwick Drive, Washington Township
- 5600 block of Kingsley Drive, Washington Township
- Butler University, Washington Township
- 6800 block of Dean Road, Washington Township
- 7900 block of Oceanline Drive, Wayne Township
- 1100 block of Holt Road, Wayne Township
- 2000 block of Bridgeport Road, Wayne Township
- 4000 block of Nighthawk Court, Wayne Township
Health officials stress it is likely mosquitoes with the West Nile virus are active throughout Marion County.
Taking a five-minute walk around where you live, work and play is important. Look for any container capable of holding water. These containers should be regularly cleaned, covered or placed indoors.
Clogged gutters, ornamental garden ponds, splash pools, unused tires and poorly operating septic systems are examples of potential mosquito breeding spots.
To date, there has been one probable case of one Marion County resident with West Nile virus.
Those having mosquito-related questions are encouraged to contact the health department at 221-7440.