The Hamilton County Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health Vector Control program received confirmation notice today, from the Indiana State Department of Health that the first mosquito sample of the season has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The sample was collected from the trap site located in the Noblesville area. The detection of WNV activity is evidence that the disease is present in Hamilton County and the public should take proper precautions to stay protected.
As a response to the finding of WNV, the Health Department will increase its surveillance and control activities in the sample positive area. Adult mosquito fogging will be conducted to rapidly to decrease the number of adult mosquitoes in the sample positive area.