Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Confirmed

Created on Thursday, 09 September 2010 15:49

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

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:

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.