West Nile Virus
VALPARAISO | The first human case of West Nile virus in the state has been reported in Portage, which triggered assurances from city officials that they are increasing efforts to reduce the mosquito population responsible for spreading the illness.
GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indiana State Department of Health, Griffith officials said.
Mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, state health officials announced Wednesday.
CRETE | Although mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found by Will County Health Department officials within the village, officials said Monday the discovery was a few weeks ago and that no further traces have turned up.
GRIFFITH | Mosquitoes collected from the west side of Griffith have tested positive for West Nile virus.
A LaPorte man who contracted West Nile virus last summer has died.
A LaPorte man is fighting to survive after contracting West Nile virus.
The number of people infected with West Nile virus nationally is at an all-time high, but only two cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been reported in Lake County so far this year, according to the Lake County Health Department, which oversees most of the county.
Cases of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus now have been reported in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | West Nile virus is striking people earlier than usual this year in Illinois, and health officials say the number of cases now stands at six.
The first West Nile-infected mosquitoes of this year in Northwest Indiana have been found in Griffith.
INDIANAPOLIS | Mosquitoes in Orange County have tested positive for West Nile virus, state health officials announced Thursday.
With all the rain we've been having, it's not too much of a surprise that the bloodsuckers are out in full force. And I don't mean vampires. Yes, it's mosquito season out there.
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