Health officials: High risk for mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus
MARION CO., Ind. -- We have a warning to pass along from Indiana health officials.
Despite record-setting drought, there is an increased risk of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus.
Biologists said the dry conditions wiped out large populations of mosquitoes, but there's a second breed that's thriving.
"This is the mosquito that will breed in containers, clogged gutters, pockets of water that tend to resist drying out even in the driest of conditions," said Shawn Moore from the Marion County Mosquito Control.
Health officials said it only takes a spoonful of water to breed 100 mosquitoes. They encourage everyone to take a minute to walk around their homes and see if anything like buckets or birdbaths need to be flushed out.