Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Madison County

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by the USDA, an aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin. Health officials in the Dominican Republic said this Tuesday April 29, 1014, that the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has spread widely since making its first appearance in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control the chikungunya virus is most often spread to people by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. These are the same mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus. They bite mostly during the daytime. (AP Photo/USDA, File)

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The Madison County Health Department says a human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Madison County.

Members the health department have surveyed the area around the patient’s home, searching for and destroying any potential breeding grounds of the infected mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes breed in places like stagnant ditches, discarded tires, unused wading pools, and other assorted containers.

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