West Nile Virus reported in Elkhart County

("Woodland Mosquito" by Katja Schulz, CC BY 2.0)

It’s that time of year again, and the West Nile Virus is showing up in northern Indiana.

The Elkhart County Health Department confirmed that they found the virus in some mosquitoes they had collected in the southern part of the county, though The Goshen News reports that it could be in other parts , as well.

The health department is reminding residents to take precautions like using an EPA registered insect repellent, covering exposed skin if out during peak times, putting screens on doors and windows, and clearing any standing water on property, even down to the size of a bottle cap.