West Nile Virus has been detected in Fayette County. In a release from the Fayette County Health Department, Director of Environmental Health Jodi Smith says that routine testing has identified the first West Nile Virus Positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2017. The mosquito sample was collected in the rural Shobonier area on August 15th and tested on August 17th. Folks are reminded to do their best by reducing exposure and try to avoid being outside when mosquitoes are most active, and to also remember to eliminate any standing water around your home. And, also when outdoors to wear insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535 according to label instructions.