BROOMALL–A fourth case of West Nile Virus has been found in Marple Township, just two days after a third case was detected on Sept. 5, according to recently released statistics from the PA West Nile Virus Control Program.
This is the second positive case reported in Marple Township for the month of September but the fourth since its first detection in August. Marple was included among the 89 mosquito and four avian samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus on Sept. 7.
A spraying occurred in Marple on Tuesday, Sept. 4, to control the spread of adult mosquitoes. In addition, Newtown Township was included in the roundup on Aug. 6 of local municipalities who had mosquitoes test positive of West Nile.
No positive human or bird cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Marple Newtown this year, according to the program statistics. However, two positive human cases of West Nile were reported in an undisclosed part of Delaware County on Aug. 13.
Since then, human cases of West Nile Virus have also been reported in Centre, Lehigh (2), Lebanon, Bucks, Philadephia, Luzerne and Chester counties, according to PA West Nile Virus Program statistics. A person who contracted West Nile Virus in Luzerne County has died, the state reported Monday.
Delaware County Council also warned residents about the West Nile Virus at a county council meeting this summer.
Find out more about West Nile Virus in Marple Newtown:
- Mosquito Spraying in Marple Set for Tuesday
- Mosquito Spraying in Newtown Set for Wednesday
- CDC: West Nile Virus Outbreak Worst Ever in U.S.
- By the Numbers: West Nile vs. Flu
- Found a Dead Bird? Here’s Who to Call
- Tips For Avoiding West Nile This Summer
- Symptoms, Treatment of West Nile Virus
- Preventing West Nile Virus on Your Property