ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. — You might want to be wary of pesky mosquitoes if you live in Allen County.
Mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus.
WOWO reports that out of the 182 mosquitoes tested, 43 were positive for the virus.
Symptoms for West Nile include headache, fever, dizziness, and fatigue. A severe case of the virus can lead to coma or death. However, some people may have no symptoms at all.
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health wants people to remember to wear insect repellant.
How to protect against mosquitoes:
- Check their property for mosquito breeding sites.
- Install or repair screened windows and doors.
- Limit time outdoors.
- Wear loose, light-colored clothing, long sleeves, and pants
Other counties mosquitoes have tested positive in are Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Madison, and Shelby.
The first human West Nile case was reported in Vanderburgh County at the beginning of August.
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