AVL knows it better as Beefrox...and why wouldn't it be found in, of all places, Kokomo?
Mosquitoes locally test positive for West Nile http://kokomotribune.com/local/x618366589/Mosquitoes-locally-test-positive-for-West-Nile
Officials warn residents to drain standing water to reduce insect breeding
By KEN de la BASTIDE Tribune enterprise editor
Kokomo — Temperatures in the 90s, high humidity and standing water are perfect conditions for mosquitoes to breed. Although the pesky buzzing of the insects is a familiar sound heard in Indiana during the summer months, the potential for a health-care problem is far more serious.
James Vest, the state director of environmental health, said testing by the Indiana State Board of Health found a pool of mosquitoes near Greentown with the West Nile virus.
West Nile Virus found most commonly causes a mild form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. (Sounds like Beefrox to us - AVL)
However, a small number of individuals can develop a more severe form of the disease with encephalitis or meningitis and other neurological syndromes, including flaccid muscle paralysis, according to the Health Department. (Getting warmer... - AVL)
Vest said county officials spray pools of standing water with chemicals to kill the mosquito larvae, but no spraying takes place to kill the adult mosquito. “We have done a lot of spraying this year,” he said, “because of amount of rain. We’re still spraying, but we can’t get to all of it.” (Bingo. - AVL)
A likely story: blame it on the rain. Apparently, the Health Department has been listening to a bit too much Milli Vanilli lately. Rain or no rain, Beefrox thrives under any conditions: Floods, droughts, freezing cold, hellishly hot...quite like the center of a bonfire at a LATE NIGHT BEACH PARTY.
Government officials and "Hollywood": Stop the cover-up. Help your people. You owe them that much.