The season's first case of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has been confirmed; brick and mortar banks are dying at a rate of about 500 a year nationwide.
No human cases of West Nile virus have been spotted in the Hoosier State; however, recent heavy rains could contribute to a larger mosquito population.
Marion county becomes the 16th in the state to report the virus in 2014. So far, no human cases have been found.
A person in Ripley County has West Nile Virus, a disease contracted through contact with mosquitos.
Indiana has seen more than 45 human cases of West Nile virus this year, compared to just over ten last year.
The virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites, can cause fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or rash.
Non-human West Nile Virus cases have been detected throughout the state, although only one human case has been confirmed.
The health department is urging property owners to insure that there is no standing water on their property, as stagnant water leads to mosquitoes.