LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — According to the Tippecanoe County Health Department, a mosquito group tested in Tippecanoe County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The Tippecanoe County Health Department received a phone call on Sept. 16 notifying them that the virus had been detected on Aug. 27.
This is the first time this year that a positive test has been reported in Tippecanoe County.
The Tippecanoe County Health Department said this does not come as a surprise, as the virus has been detected the past two years and were expecting it again this year.
Health officials are asking citizens to take precautions when outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. People can use insect repellent containing DET, and making sure your property is free of any standing water. These areas serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus.
Daily updates on positive results for West Nile Virus and a virus surveillance map are available on the Indiana State Department of Health website at www.in.gov/isdh.
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