INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to take precautions after the state’s first human case this year of West Nile virus was reported in northeastern Indiana.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Tuesday the case was reported in Huntington County, southwest of Fort Wayne. It provided no other details about the patient.
The department says mosquitoes in 27 other counties — out of 92 in Indiana — have tested positive for the virus so far in 2015. Those counties range the Michigan border to the Ohio River.
It urges Hoosier to avoid the outdoors when mosquitoes are active from late afternoon to dawn, using insect repellent on exposed skin, and installing or repairing screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.