The Indiana State Department of Health says that the first human case of West Nile Virus was confirmed Monday in Vanderburgh County. In addition, 168 mosquito samples in 27 Indiana counties have tested positive for the virus. Officials say they expect to continue to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state.
Mosquito bites can transmit the virus. Health officials note that even a container as small as a bottle cap can become a mosquito breeding ground, so you should take to eliminate standing water.