West Nile Virus Confirmed in Indiana

The first signs of the West Nile virus have been confirmed in Indiana.

The detection of West Nile is earlier than normal for the state. It’s commonly found throughout the state in the summer and there will likely be an increase in activity as the season progresses.

The first West Nile virus activity has been found in Adams County where mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.

Last year, West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes in every county except Crawford County.

You are urged to take protective steps to avoid getting the West Nile virus. Avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times from dusk to dawn; apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin or oil of lemon eucalyptus to clothes and exposed skin; install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home; and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants while outside.