West Nile Virus Detected in Pulaski County

The West Nile virus has been detected in Pulaski County.

Four out of ten mosquito pools located near the Winamac Waste Water Treatment Plant have tested positive for the virus.

Pulaski County Health Department Health Nurse Andrea Keller urges residents to prevent mosquito problems around their home or neighborhood by disposing of any water-filled containers around the property and removing leaves and debris from gutters. Plastic wading pools and wheel barrows should be turned over when not in use. Don’t allow water to become stagnant in birdbaths and stock ornamental ponds with fish.

Residents can protect themselves by using a mosquito repellent that contains DEET and by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and shoes when outdoors, especially from dusk to dawn.

If you are in need of mosquito repellent, the Pulaski County Health Department has some in stock along with Cutter mosquito wipes.