News Releases > West Nile virus activity prompts more mosquito spraying this week
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2009). – As part of its ongoing efforts to control mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will conduct targeted spraying this week in several areas around the city.
Maps of the spray locations are included with this release and will be posted on the department’s Web site at www.allencountyhealth.com.
Vector control crews will spray Wednesday in a half-mile radius around the 6500 block of Cherry Hill Parkway, 7700 block of Rothman Road, 6200 block of Topsfield Lane, 2400 block of Euclid Avenue and the 3800 block of Eastway Drive in Fort Wayne (See maps A and B). Additional spraying will occur Thursday in a half-mile radius around the 800 block of Delaware Avenue and the 300 block of Dunbar Lane, as a result of West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes in those areas (See maps C and D).
Spraying will begin around 8 p.m., weather permitting. Spraying will not occur when the temperature is below 55 °F, wind speeds exceed 10 mph or it is raining.
The City of New Haven will conduct its own citywide spraying on Wednesday and Thursday, if weather allows. Residents of New Haven who have questions about the spraying should call 260-748-7050.
Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus which, when transmitted to humans, can cause symptoms such as fever, headaches, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. A more severe form of the disease can lead to neurological disorders, coma and even death.
Residents are encouraged to prevent mosquito bites by eliminating standing water on their property, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants and by using insect repellent
For more information or to sign up to receive mosquiot spraying notifications, visit www.allencountyhealth.com.