More mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in southern Indiana

Two Dougherty Co. residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Two Dougherty Co. residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Vermont officials say a horse in Windham County that died has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Officials say that as of September 10, four positive mosquito samples have been collected in Jeffersonville, and two positive mosquito samples have been collected in Clarksville.

Grant Brueggemann of Southeast District Health Department said two contractors have been placing mosquito traps in Richardson, Otoe, Nemaha and Pawnee counties since June and these are the first two traps to capture mosquitoes carrying the virus.

The health department also encourages residents to be aware of peak mosquito activity times around dusk and dawn. Around 20 percent of people infected will experience symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or skin rash, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Using insect repellent during peak activity times and wearing long sleeves, long trousers and socks outdoors, when weather permits, is also suggested.