Presence of West Nile Virus in Lackawanna County

The presence of West Nile virus has been detected in five new mosquito samples collected in Lackawanna County. Positive samples were found at: intersection of Marion Street and Powell Avenue in Clarks Summit; May Street in Moosic; Spring Street in Moosic; the intersection of South Irving Avenue and East Locust Street in Scranton; and the intersection of Palm Street and Crown Avenue in Scranton.  

No human cases have been reported in Lackawanna County at this time.  

Officials from Lackawanna County and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are responding to the situation.  Residents in these areas are advised to take precaution when outdoors.  

For more information on West Nile virus and the Pennsylvania West Nile Virus Control Program, please visit