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Tippecanoe Health Dept.: West Nile virus found in Tippecanoe County

According to the Tippecanoe Health Department, two mosquito groups have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Posted: Jul. 13, 2018 10:02 AM
Updated: Jul. 13, 2018 10:03 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY. Ind. (WLFI) — According to the Tippecanoe Health Department, two mosquito groups have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Tippecanoe County Health Department received a phone call from the Indiana State Department of Health on July 12 notifying them that the virus had been detected in two mosquito groups found in Tippecanoe County on June 28, 2018. This is the first time this year that a positive test has been reported in Tippecanoe County.

The Tippecanoe Health Department stated this does not come as a surprise due to the fact that West Nile Virus was present in the county last year, and we were expecting to see it again this year.

Citizens are asked to take precautions when outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active People can using insect repellant containing DEET, and making sure your property is free of any standing water, which could be breeding grounds for the 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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