West Nile Virus detected in more mosquito samples in Lackawanna County

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials from Lackawanna County are saying there have been six more mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The positive samples were found in addition to the seven total positive mosquito samples found during the month of August, reports say.

According to officials, the six new positive samples were found at:

  • Intersection of Marion Street and Powell Avenue, Clarks Summit
  • Spring Street, Moosic
  • The Powder Mill Lane trailhead, Jermyn
  • The South Laurel Street trailhead, Archbald
  • Sibley Avenue, Old Forge
  • McDade Park, Scranton

Officials state, there are no human cases that have been reported at this time.

Lackawanna County and the PA Department of Environmental Protection say residents in the area should take precautions when outdoors and to get rid of any standing water located on the property.

For more information on the West Nile virus and the Pennsylvania West Nile Virus Control Program, you can visit the West Nile Control Program website.

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