West Nile virus found in Stirling area

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County

In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season.

Throughout the summer months, public health traps and tests mosquito pools across Oxford County on a weekly basis.

Southwestern Public Health says this trap in located in Drumbo.

People older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus.

Health officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites after Indiana's first human case of West Nile virus in 2018 was detected. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.

The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus.

The mosquitos get the virus by feeding on infected birds.

"The elderly and those with certain chronic medical problems, including problems with their immune systems, are more susceptible".

Use insect repellent containing DEET when outside.

Take extra protection measures at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing.

Remove standing water around the home at least once a week to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.

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