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West Nile Virus Found in Allen County Mosquitoes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A sample of mosquitoes collected from the 500 block of Elmer Avenue off North Wells Street near Franke Park tested positive for West Nile virus this week. This is the first positive sample of the season in Allen County.

Starting in late June, the Department of Health has been trapping and testing mosquitoes for diseases and with the recent discovery of the virus here in Allen County, residents are being reminded to mosquito-proof themselves and their homes.

“As we do every summer, we urge people to take precautions by wearing insect repellent when working or playing outdoors and to rid their yards of mosquito breeding areas,” said Dave Fiess, director of Vector Control and Environmental Services.

For more information, visit www.allencountyhealth.com or call  (260) 449-7459 during normal business hours.

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