Created on Friday, 07 October 2011 14:43
Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-221-2463
Additional Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Confirmed
The Marion County Public Health Department has now confirmed through laboratory testing mosquitoes with the West Nile virus in all nine Marion County townships. Surveillance sites located throughout the county are used to trap mosquitoes that are then tested by the health department's laboratory staff.
One human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Marion County this year.
Mosquito season continues until the first hard frost of the season. Areas where mosquitoes with the West Nile virus have been found include:
- 3500 block of Brookside Parkway North Drive - Center Township
- 3400 block of East Orange Street - Center Township
- 1200 block of West Washington Street - Center Township
- 500 block of East 29th Street - Center Township
- 6100 block of High School Road - Decatur Township
- 11000 block of Exchange Street - Franklin Township
- 5600 block of Fall Creek Parkway North Drive - Lawrence Township
- 11000 block of Fox Road - Lawrence Township
- 7800 block of East 88th Street - Lawrence Township
- 6700 block of Derbyshire Road - Perry Township
- 8600 block of Morgantown Road - Perry Township
- 1700 Tulip Drive - Perry Township
- 600 block of Dudley Avenue - Perry Township
- 5400 block of Linwood Drive - Perry Township
- 4400 block of Nighthawk Court - Pike Township
- 7800 block of West 56th Street - Pike Township
- 5900 block of Dunmore Drive - Pike Township
- 3000 block of West 69th Street - Pike Township
- 30th and Mitthoeffer Road - Warren Township
- 1800 block of Caribbean - Warren Township
- 2900 block of Ritter Avenue - Warren Township
- Butler University - Washington Township
- 6800 block of Dean Road - Washington Township
- 56th Street and Kingsley Drive - Washington Township
- 7900 block of Oceanline Drive - Wayne Township
- 1100 block of Hold Road - Wayne Township
Since 2002, Marion County has experienced five West Nile virus deaths and more than 50 people have become sick with the virus.
In 2010, there were three confirmed human cases and no deaths in Marion County.
For more information about mosquito control services, contact the Marion County Public Health Department at 221-7440.