A mosquito trap in Penn Wynne tested positive for West Nile Virus on July 3, state officials announced Wednesday.
The most recent trap to test positive was found at Drayton Lane and Tomkenn Road, assistant township manager Pat Ryan said. That is a quarter-mile east of Penn Wynne Elementary School and about the same distance northwest of Penn Wynne Park.
Five positive tests for West Nile Virus were found in Lower Merion all of last year. The first was not discovered until July 26, 2011, according to state records.
It was not immediately clear whether the latest positive test or the accumulation of four so far would prompt the Montgomery County Health Department to spray chemicals to kill mosquitoes.
However, Ryan said any spraying would be at street level and targeted to areas that have seen positive tests, rather than aerial spraying.