The first human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Indiana.
State health officials said a person in Porter County has tested positive for the disease.
18 of Indiana’s 92 counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2014.
In our area that includes Greene, and Sullivan counties.
Officials remind you to avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are active, but if you have to make sure that you apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin.
It’s a good idea if you can to be sure to wear long pants and sleeves.
Make sure that you install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home, and wooded or marshy areas.