West Nile Virus confirmed
PRINCETON — Diseased mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus have been found in both Bureau and Putnam counties.
Kurt Kuchle, director of health protection for the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department, said the Bureau County sample was collected June 25 and tested July 2. The Putnam County sample was collected and tested on July 9. The health department usually tests on Tuesdays, he said.
To date, the local health department has collected 26 mosquito samples this season for testing with 21 of those tests in Bureau County and five in Putnam County, Kuchle said.
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