Health Department Reports More Mosquitoes With WNV
Created on Monday, 22 August 2011 14:47
Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-221-2463
The Marion County Public Health Department continues to confirm, through laboratory testing, mosquitoes with the West Nile virus. Surveillance sites located throughout the county are used to trap mosquitoes that are then tested by the health department’s laboratory staff.
While no human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed, local health officials warn that mosquitoes with the virus continue to be active throughout the county.
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
- 11000 block of Exchange Street Franklin Township
- 5600 block of Fall Creek Parkway North Drive Lawrence Township
- 11000 block of Fox Road Lawrence Township
- 6700 block of Derbyshire Road Perry Township
- 8600 block of Morgantown Road Perry Township
- 4400 block of Nighthawk Court Pike Township
- 7800 block of West 56th Street Pike Township
- 30th and Mitthoeffer Road Warren Township
- Butler University Washington Township
- 6800 block of Dean Road Washington Township
- 56th Street and Kingsley Drive Washington 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.