LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)– Authorities state fogging operations have begun after mosquitoes infected with the West Nile infection have actually been discovered in 2 Louisville ZIP codes.
According to a press release from Metro Louisville, those POSTAL CODE are 40202 and 40204.
The infected mosquitoes were found in security traps set by the Department of Public Health and Wellness.
” West Nile contaminated mosquitoes are not unusual for this time of year,” stated Dr. Sarah Moyer, chief health strategist and director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Enjoy the outdoors, however take the proper preventative measures no matter what ZIP Code you live in.
No human cases of West Nile have been reported in Louisville up until now this year. In 2019, there were eight human cases (consisting of one death). In 2018, there were 4 human cases (and no deaths).
Also Wednesday early morning, the Indiana State Department of Health reported mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in Allen, Marion and St. Joseph counties in the areas of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend.
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Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of Public Health and Wellness