West Nile Virus Claims One Life in Indiana

By Peter Ambrose

West Nile Virus Claims One Life in Indiana

June 18, 2010 Updated Sep 20, 2007 at 5:09 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State health officials say a Floyd County
resident has died from the West Nile virus, the first reported
death from the mosquito-borne illness this year.

The agency did not release the person's name or any other
details.

The department also reported that two new human cases of West
Nile, one each in Lake and Vanderburgh counties. They bring to 10
the number of confirmed infections in Indiana this year.

Health officials say the hot, dry weather this summer is perfect
for the mosquitoes that carry the virus. Those over age 50 are at
greatest risk from the virus.

There were 80 cases of West Nile in humans reported in Indiana
last year, with five deaths.




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