INDIANA OFFICIALS REPORT FIRST WEST NILE DEATH
The Indiana Department of Health has reported the first death in the state attributed to West Nile virus. So far this year 20 human cases have been reported and samples from 87 counties have tested positive for the disease. Mosquitoes are typically not very active below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, however until there is a hard freeze, there is still a risk of being bitten and becoming infected with West Nile virus. No mosquito samples have tested positive for St. Louis encephalitis or Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in 2013. For historical data on West Nile virus activity in Indiana, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsMaps/finalMapsData/index.html.