(Indianapolis, IN) - State health officials are urging Indiana residents to protect themselves
from mosquito bites. This is in response to a LaPorte County resident having a suspected case of a mosquito born virus.
The virus is the Eastern Equine Encephalitis which is fatal in some cases. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, one person in the state died last year from it. Two horses in LaGrange County were also diagnosed recently with the virus transmitted by mosquitoes.
Hoosiers are advised to protect themselves from mosquitoes when they are most likely to be active.