Allen County, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The Indiana Department of Health has announced that signs of the West Nile virus have been found in mosquito pools in Allen County.
Two samples of mosquitoes collected in Allen County earlier this month and sent to the Indiana State Department of Health laboratory tested positive for the West Nile virus. One was in the 22000 block of Ash Street in Woodburn and the other was in the 6000 block of Tanager Boulevard off West Washington Road in northwest Fort Wayne.
Residents are being reminded to mosquito-proof themselves and their homes to defend against contracting the West Nile virus.
Residents can also do their part by emptying flower pots and other containers, replacing water in birdbaths, getting rid of old tires, cleaning out clogged gutters and eliminating standing water on their property.
Making sure trash and recycling containers left outdoors are covered tightly with a lid is another way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
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