State marks year’s first human West Nile case

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Hoosier health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid an increase in West Nile virus activity across the state in 2018.

As of August 6, one human case of West Nile virus disease has been detected in Vanderburgh County, and 168 mosquito samples in 27 Indiana counties have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) expects to continue to see increased West Nile virus activity throughout the state as the mosquito season progresses.

Click here for the full release from ISDH and additional information about the spread of the disease.

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