Nation’s West Nile drought comes to end
Indianas summer has been so dry that when the rains finally came, relatively few Hoosiers thought about standing water, mosquitoes and the West Nile virus.
But now that summer feels more like what were accustomed to, the virus is flaring up. Indiana has reported 10 cases so far, including one in Allen County.
Nationwide, the U.S. has recorded more than 1,110 victims, a record, and 41 deaths.
The latest reports should serve as a reminder for Hoosiers to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using repellent and wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts when they are in areas with mosquitoes. Health officials also encourage Hoosiers to empty standing water collecting in pools, pet bowls, gutters, old tires or other spots.