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Nearly 500 mosquitoes in 57 Indiana counties have tested positive for West Nile Virus this season, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
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Nearly 500 mosquitoes in 57 Indiana counties test positive for West Nile Virus

So far 7 Hoosiers have been infected by West Nile

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly 500 mosquitoes in 57 Indiana counties have tested positive for West Nile Virus this season, according to the Indiana Department of Health. 

Out of those 57 counties, only four have reported human cases of West Nile Virus, including two people infected in Hamilton County. 

The Indiana Department of Health keeps track of all mosquito and human infections online

According to their map, 19 counties have reported five or more mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile Virus so far this year. 

The most notable are Marion County with 92 infections and Hamilton County with 91. An additional 38 counties have reported between one and four mosquitos infected with West Nile Virus. 

Across the state, 478 mosquitos have tested positive for West Nile. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health says Hoosiers should take extra precautions this fall. The recent rainfall is likely to create breeding grounds for mosquitos in areas that are susceptible to flooding. 

Mosquitoes can breed in containers as small as a bottle cap, so people are advised to discard any tires, cans or pots that can hold water, and frequently replace water in pet bowls, among other precautions. 

Those who may have been infected with the virus can have symptoms including:

Indiana health officials recommended taking the following measures to protect yourself:

You can also protect your family and your community from mosquitos by:

You can also protect your family and your community from biting mosquitoes by:

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