West Nile

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The State of Michigan has announced that for the first time in 2020, a person in the state has been diagnosed with West Nile. 

West Nile Detected In Mishawaka

Jul 2, 2020
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Heading into the July 4th weekend, the St. Joseph Co. Health Dept. has announced that West Nile has been detected in Mishawaka.

(You can learn more about it below.) 

St. Joseph County Health Officer, Dr. Robert Einterz, announced the St. Joseph County Department of Health has identified a pool of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in eastern Mishawaka. St. Joseph County is one of 2 counties in Indiana where mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been found this year to date. There have not been any human cases of West Nile Virus in Indiana this year to date.

Michigan Sees Its First West Nile Case Of The Summer

Jun 5, 2020
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Today the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services announced that state has seen its first West Nile case for the summer mosquito season of 2020.

West Nile Found In St. Joseph County, Indiana

Aug 7, 2019
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The St. Joseph County Department of Health issued the following release about West Nile Virus:

 St. Joseph County Health Officer, Dr. Luis N. Galup, announced that Indiana State Department ofHealth testing has identified pools of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in central South Bend. St.Joseph County is one of 13 counties in Indiana where mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have beenfound this year to date. There have not been any human cases of West Nile Virus in Indiana this yearto date. 

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State health officials have confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in two counties, including Elkhart County, and are urging Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves from the insects and the diseases they can carry.

 

As of July 1, mosquitoes in Elkhart and Clark counties have tested positive for West Nile virus. No human cases of West Nile virus disease have been detected so far in 2019; however, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) expects to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state as the season progresses.