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Tracking West Nile Virus in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS - The State Department of Health has identified mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in two Indiana counties.

Marshall county in northern Indiana and Pike county in southern Indiana both have confirmed cases.  The health department has not identified any human cases so far this year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana is one of 22 states with confirmed cases of West Nile Virus.  Only 6 of those states have reported infections in people.

West Nile Virus can cause fever, headaches, body aches, swollen lymph glands, and a rash.  More serious cases can lead to encephalitis, meningitis, or paralysis.

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