NewsHealth / September 25, 2018

Indiana Records First West Nile Virus Deaths

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana recorded its first two deaths from the West Nile Virus this week. One is in Marion County and one in Grant County.

Marion County health officials say the county hasn’t had a death from the virus that is carried by mosquitoes since 2012. 

Indiana recorded 26 West Nile Virus cases last year.

The Marion County Health Department offers these tips to reduce the risk of becoming infected.

  • Stay indoors from dusk until dawn.
  • If spending time outdoors, wear long sleeves and long pants.
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET, or other products approved by the EPA.
  • Remove all standing water outside the home.
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