Health department issues warning
PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department has issued a health warning that the local region is at an increase risk for West Nile Virus activity after a horse in eastern Bureau County was diagnosed this week with the disease.
On Friday, health department administrator Diana Rawlings confirmed the diagnosis and said the horse had to be put down. The diagnoses of the animal has placed the entire area at an increase risk for human cases, she said.
Residents are urged to use insect repellent, even if they do not see mosquitoes, Rawlings said.
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