People who think they may have West Nile virus should see their health care provider.
"The recent rainfall and warm weather forecast for this weekend and beyond are expected to increase mosquito activity and build-up of West Nile virus".
Mosquitoes can be more than pesky insects.
"Larval surveillance and control have been done at both sites where infected adults were collected, and all subsequent adult samples have turned up negative for the presence of the Virus", stated a DEP news release provided by spokeswoman Megan Lehman.
VSU reports its findings to public works departments which determine where to spray based on the highest population centers for mosquitoes, said Anthony Musgrove, city public works operations superintendent. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.
State health officials are urging IN residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the state begins to see West Nile virus activity IN mosquitoes.
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Kentucky confirmed 10 cases past year, according to the CDC.
"Right now, we've extended our hours of spraying to cover more ground and are putting out more larvicide to keep the ponds and standing bodies treated", she said.
People over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms. Water in birdbaths, for example, should be refreshed at least once weekly, Beerman said.
Drain standing water from old tires, flower pots, buckets, plastic tarps and wheelbarrows.
DAWN AND DUSK - Mosquitoes that transmit WNV usually bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times.
Be careful using repellent on the hands of children as it may irritate the eyes and mouth. Always follow the product label instructions.