West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Tippecanoe County

Aug 18, 2014

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Three mosquito groups found in Tippecanoe County last month have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Indiana State Department of Health informed the County Health Department of the results today.

This is the first time this year that a positive test has been reported in Tippecanoe County. 

Health officials are encouraging residents to use insect repellent and dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors, particularly between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

They also say it’s important to empty standing water from containers such as flowerpots, gutters, and pool covers, since standing water can be a breeding ground for the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus.

Daily updates on positive results for West Nile Virus and a surveillance map are available on the State Department of Health website.