News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 30, 2012

Second mosquito sampling tests positive for West Nile

Vigo County Health Dept.
News Release

TERRE HAUTE — The Vigo County Health Department has confirmed its second positive sampling of mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus. The sampling of mosquitoes was collected on July 13.

The health department advises:

• If you do have to go outside during this time wear a long-sleeved shirt and apply insect repellent containing DEET.

• Maintain windows and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.

• Inspect and clean rain gutters.

• Walk around your property and look for any containers that can hold water or have standing water such as unused flower pots, wading pools, bird baths, dog dishes, or any type of container that can hold water and has been left for more than a day.