West Nile Virus Found in Westfield

The Hamilton County Health Department (HCHD) conducts mosquito surveillance throughout the county.  Mosquitoes collected in Westfield recently tested positive for West Nile Virus:

Reported Date: 7/6/2012
Collected Date: 6/19/2012
Location: Asa Bales Park, 181st St. & US 31, Westfield

When WNV positive mosquitoes are found, the HCHD conducts truck – mounted spraying within a one – mile buffer area of the collection site. This will take place from approximately 9:00pm – 1:00am on July 10th, 2012 in the following areas:

The area bordered by Dartown Rd. on the west, 191st St. on the north, Grassy Branch on the east, and 171st St. on the south.

During dry years such as this, elimination of artificial breeding sites (tires, kiddie pools, flower pots, bird baths) is especially important because they tend to be the only available breeding sites left and they disproportionately breed disease – carrying mosquitoes.

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