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West Nile Virus Found in Pike Co. Mosquitoes



The Indiana State Department of Health says mosquitoes  have tested positive for the West Nile virus in Pike County.

Mosquitoes have also tested positive for the virus in northern Indiana's Marshall County.

No cases of humans contracting the virus have been reported this year.

State health officials say they expect more mosquitoes to test positive in other counties as the summer progresses.

Officials say it's difficult to predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be since temperatures and rainfall determine mosquito populations.

Hoosiers are advised to avoid outdoor activity during afternoon and evening hours, wear long-sleeved clothing to prevent bug bites, install screens on windows and doors, and use insect repellent.