(AUBURN) - Local and state health officials are issuing precautions after a pair of mosquito batches tested positive for the West Nile Virus in northeast Indiana.
The Indiana State Department of Health says the two positive batches in DeKalb County brings the total number of positive West Nile batches up to six. Other positive reports have taken place in Marshall, Morgan, Pike and Dubois Counties. No human cases have been reported in Indiana.
Infected mosquitoes spread the West Nile virus. Health officials say you should get rid of standing water on your property.
Other ways to prevent mosquitoes from breeding is dispose of old tires, clean out your gutters and change the water in your pet dishes.