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West Nile virus found in Hamilton County, health department spraying mosquito-infested areas

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 14:32:09-04

FISHERS, Ind. -- Multiple locations in Hamilton County have tested positive for West Nile virus and health department officials are spraying to help keep the mosquitoes away and the risk of it spreading down.  

Summer testing has revealed eleven areas in the county where mosquitoes were carrying the virus, although no human cases have been reported.

Those areas include three in Fishers, three in Noblesville, two in Carmel, two in Westfield and one in Arcadia.

Spraying began at the end of July for the areas in Noblesville and Carmel and will continue this week for Westfield and Fishers. Areas within a one-mile radius of the positive sample sites will be sprayed.

You can view maps of the spray areas in the links below. 

Reported Date   CitySample Location / Area Spray Schedule
7/21/2017 Arcadia Spray Map Arcadia 07/23/2017
7/27/2017 Greenfield Ave & Summer Rd Noblesville 7/28/2017
7/28/2017 103rd & New Jersey Carmel 7/31/2017
7/28/2017 116th & Shelborne Rd Carmel 7/31/2017
08/01/2017 Dillon Park Noblesville 08/02/2017
08/02/2017 Prairie Lakes Sub  & 146th Noblesville 08/02/2017
08/07/2017 Asa Bales Park area Westfield 08/08/2017
08/07/2017 Billericay Park Fishers 08/08/2017
08/08/2017 116th & Hoosier Rd FIshers 08/09/2017
08/08/2017 Cumberland Park Fishers 08/09/2017
08/08/2017 Quaker Park Westfield 08/08/2017
 

Spray Schedule Information from the Hamilton County Health Department

  • All spraying activities are weather forecast dependent related to precipitation and wind speed.
  • All spraying has an approximate start time of 8:30 p.m or local sunset.
  • In the event of inclement weather (high winds or precipitation) individual routes will be rescheduled on the following business day.
  • Please be aware that nuisance biting activity is increasing and that the Hamilton County Health Department only adulticide sprays for mosquitoes in known areas of positive West Nile Virus activity.

You can sign up to receive Text and Email of spray schedule updates by using the NOTIFY ME button on the Hamilton County homepage and select "Health Updates" from the News Flash list.