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Mosquito spraying set for Tuesday

Statement issued Monday:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2011) – Another round of mosquito spraying to curb the spread of West Nile virus will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23.

For the second week in a row, vector control crews with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will spray around the 6200 block of Justin Court in St. Joe Township.

Additional spraying will take place Tuesday in the following locations:

  • 3000 block of Flaugh Road, Lake Township
  • 10300 block of Bethel Road, Eel River Township
  • 9500 block of Sail Wind Drive, Aboite Township
  • 1300 block of Brenton Pass, Aboite Township
  • 11500 block of Bull Rapids Road, Springfield Township
Maps of the proposed spray areas are … available on the department’s Web site at Spraying will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, weather permitting. Spraying will not occur when the temperature is below 55 °F, wind speeds exceed 10 mph or it is raining.

Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as 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.

While the pesticide used for mosquito control is an EPA-approved, low-volume concentration that is considered safe for humans and pets, it is suggested that residents remain indoors, bring pets inside, and close windows and doors while spraying is occurring.

So far in 2011, the health department has tested 314 mosquito samples and 22 have been positive for West Nile virus. No human cases have been reported in Allen County.

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