INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
State health officials say mosquitoes in two Indiana counties have tested
positive for the West Nile virus.
The state health
department said Wednesday that mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties were
confirmed to have the virus. No cases of humans contracting it have been
reported this year.
department says it expects more mosquitoes to test positive in other
counties as the summer progresses. Officials add that itís difficult to
predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be since temperatures and
rainfall determine mosquito populations.
Commissioner William VanNess recommends residents avoid outdoor activity
during afternoon and evening hours and wear long-sleeved clothing to prevent
bug bites. He also advises installing screens on windows and doors and using