Contact: Collette Duvalle, 317-373-2391
The Marion County Public Health Department today announced that there is a second death in Marion County from West Nile Virus and the number of human cases continues to rise with ten as of today.
Residents are encouraged to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. West Nile virus transmission within the mosquito populations is currently much higher than in previous years.
Continue to follow the 4 D's. DEET, DUSK/DAWN, DRESS and DRAIN.
The Marion County mosquito control department continues to monitor the county and investigates areas where there are infected adult mosquitoes. Once identified these areas will be treated for two consecutive nights. Surveillance sites located throughout the county are used to trap mosquitoes that are then tested by the health department's laboratory staff.
For more information about mosquito control services, contact 221-7440