State Health Officials warn Hoosiers to protect themselves from mosquito bites
As warmer weather approaches, so does the risk of mosquito bites. State health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves against mosquito bites at home and abroad to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. The most common mosquito-borne illness identified in Indiana is West Nile virus. Indiana has confirmed six cases of Zika virus in residents so far this year, but all have been associated with international travel. The risk of local transmission of Zika virus by mosquitoes remains low in Indiana, but there are steps Hoosiers can take to reduce the risk even further. For more information visit the ISDH Zika page at http://in.gov/isdh/26910.htm and CDC’s Zika page at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
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