INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials said mosquitoes
analyzed from around the state have tested positive for the West Nile virus in
more than a third of Indiana’s counties.
The Indiana Department of Health said it collected and
tested nearly 120,000 mosquitoes from all 92 Indiana counties. The West Nile
virus was found in samples from 35 counties.
Indiana has had one human case of West Nile virus so far
this year, in southeastern Indiana’s Ripley County.
The West Nile virus can cause a mild fever that includes
headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. But some people can
develop a more severe, potentially fatal form.
Eight people in Indiana died from the virus last year.
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