Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Tippecanoe County

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. -- A mosquito group in Tippecanoe County, Indiana has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the county health department said Thursday.

This is the first mosquito group that has tested positive this year for West Nile in the county, and the second in the state. The other group was found in Morgan County. 

"This does not come as a surprise due to the fact that West Nile Virus was present in the county last year, and we were expecting to see it again this year," Nick Davis of the Tippecanoe County Health Department said.

Take precautions against mosquitoes and West Nile by using insect repellant containing DEET and making sure your property is free of standing water. Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes that carry the virus. 

West Nile Virus can have these symptoms: high fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle weakness or paralysis, and confusion.

Two people in Indiana have tested positive for West Nile in 2017 -- one in Lake County and one in Hamilton County. 

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