West Nile shows up in test in Putnam County

Putnam County Health Officials have reported the first positive test of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped in Greencastle of the year. The mosquitoes were trapped near the wastewater treatment plant west of Greencastle. Officials say it is not unusual for mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile, and only one human case has ever been reported in the county in the last several years. Health officials say to keep down the spread of the virus residents can make sure no standing water is on their property.

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