West Nile Virus has shown up in Fayette County. Fayette County Health Department’s Director of Environmental Health Jodi Smith says that routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile Virus positive batch in Fayette County for 2018. The mosquito samples were collected in rural Beecher City on July 24th and tested on July 25th.
With West Nile Virus showing up in Fayette County, the Fayette County Health Department says this demonstrates the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquitoes.
The Fayette County Health Department says to reduce exposure and avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active especially between dusk and dawn. To remember to use insect repellant that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535. And, to report any areas of stagnant water in roadside ditches and similar locations that may produce mosquitoes. And, to eliminate any standing water issues on your own property, as well.