Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in State

INDIANAPOLIS—An Allen County resident, who recently traveled to the Caribbean, has tested positive for the chikungunya virus. Transmitted by mosquitoes, chikungunya has been found in multiple Caribbean countries. Cases have been identified in travelers returning from the Caribbean and local transmission has not been identified in the United States. Chikungunya has also been found in […]

Celebrating summer’s last hurrah

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 30, 2013) – With families preparing to celebrate the end of summer, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is encouraging them to do so safely. Labor Day weekend generally signals the traditional end of summer, and many will be gathering this weekend for picnics, barbecues and pool parties. However, these […]

West Nile virus found in Allen County mosquitoes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 9, 2013) – Residents are being reminded to mosquito-proof themselves and their homes after the first signs of West Nile virus activity were identified in Allen County. West Nile virus is commonly found throughout the state each summer and there is usually an increase in activity as the season progresses. Starting […]