LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Authorities said fogging activities began after mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were discovered in two Louisville ZIP codes.
According to a newsletter from Metro Louisville, those ZIP codes are 40202 and 40204.
Infected mosquitoes have been found in surveillance traps set by the Ministry of Health and Public Health.
“Infected mosquitoes in the West Nile are not unusual at this time of year,” said Dr. Sarah Moyer, chief medical strategist and director of the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Public Health. “Being outdoors is good for our health and with COVID-19 ubiquitous in our community, it’s less risky than indoors. Enjoy the outdoors, but do so. Take appropriate precautions no matter where you live. You should wear insect repellent if you go outside and remove standing water around your home. “
No human cases in the West Nile have been reported in Louisville so far this year. In 2019, there were eight human cases (including one death). In 2018, there were four human cases (and no deaths).
Also on Wednesday morning, the Indiana Department of Health announced mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in Allen, Marion and St. counties. Joseph belongs to the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend areas.
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