3rd Indiana county reports West Nile virus human case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s third human case of West Nile virus is being reported in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.

Interim County Health Officer Dr. Dale Deardorff said Tuesday that the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed the case. Health officials earlier reported cases in Huntington County near Fort Wayne and central Indiana’s Madison County.

The Indiana State Department of Health has said mosquitoes in at least 27 Indiana counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2015.

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.

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