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West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in 2 Louisville ZIP codes – WLKY Louisville

West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in 2 Louisville ZIP codes Don't forget your bug spray. Louisville's Department of Public Health and Wellness says it has found mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus in two parts of Louisville.The mosquitoes were captured in surveillance traps in the ZIP code areas of 40202 and 40204.Those zip codes include…


West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in 2 Louisville ZIP codes – WLKY Louisville

West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in 2 Louisville ZIP codes

Don’t forget your bug spray. Louisville’s Department of Public Health and Wellness says it has found mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus in two parts of Louisville.The mosquitoes were captured in surveillance traps in the ZIP code areas of 40202 and 40204.Those zip codes include downtown through Irish Hill and Germantown. Click here to see a map.Mosquito fogging will take place on Wednesday in the neighborhoods of Phoenix Hill, Nulu, Butchertown and Irish Hill (weather permitting) either in the morning or evening.So far, no human cases have been reported in 2020. Last year, Louisville had eight human cases, the most in the last five years, and one death.In most instances, people infected with West Nile virus either show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. But health officials say less than 1% of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. Serious illness can occur in people of any age. However, people over 60 years of age are at the greatest risk for severe disease. People with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants, are also at greater risk for serious illness.The Department of Public Health and Wellness advises people to take the following precautions: Use insect repellent when outside, remove standing water around your home and wear long sleeves and pants when weather permits.To check if your area has been fogged or will be fogged call the mosquito hotline, 574-6641, or visit the department’s website. To make a request regarding mosquitoes in your neighborhood call Metro Call at 311 or 574-5000.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Don’t forget your bug spray. Louisville’s Department of Public Health and Wellness says it has found mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus in two parts of Louisville.

The mosquitoes were captured in surveillance traps in the ZIP code areas of 40202 and 40204.

Those zip codes include downtown through Irish Hill and Germantown. Click here to see a map.

Mosquito fogging will take place on Wednesday in the neighborhoods of Phoenix Hill, Nulu, Butchertown and Irish Hill (weather permitting) either in the morning or evening.

So far, no human cases have been reported in 2020. Last year, Louisville had eight human cases, the most in the last five years, and one death.

In most instances, people infected with West Nile virus either show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. But health officials say less than 1% of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis.

Serious illness can occur in people of any age. However, people over 60 years of age are at the greatest risk for severe disease. People with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants, are also at greater risk for serious illness.

The Department of Public Health and Wellness advises people to take the following precautions: Use insect repellent when outside, remove standing water around your home and wear long sleeves and pants when weather permits.

To check if your area has been fogged or will be fogged call the mosquito hotline, 574-6641, or visit the department’s website. To make a request regarding mosquitoes in your neighborhood call Metro Call at 311 or 574-5000.

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