4 counties find West Nile in mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus File

Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus File

The state's health department said the man lives in Hunterdon County and was hospitalized on June 21 after exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Two more IN counties are reporting finding mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. No cases of West Nile virus disease have been detected up to now in 2019; however, the Indiana State Department of Health expects to see increased West Nile activity all through the state as the season progresses.

Despite no human cases reported of the disease so far in 2019, ISDH expects to see increased West Nile activity throughout in as summer progresses.

DEET - Use insect repellent containing DEET or other EPA-approved active ingredients. Always follow the directions on the manufacturer's label for safe and effective use.

DRESS - Wear long sleeves and long trousers when outside during these times.

Install or fix screens on windows and doors.

Less than one per cent of people infected with the virus become seriously ill. But common symptoms include fever, headache and body or joint aches or a rash.

People over 60 or those who have underlying health issues are at higher risk for developing West Nile neuroinvasive disease.

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