INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Health on Thursday reported the state’s first case of West Nile virus for 2022.
The case involves a person in Lake County in northwest Indiana.
The report also noted that the West Nile virus has been detected in a sample of mosquitoes collected in Steuben County.
According to state health officials, most people who are infected with West Nile virus will not develop symptoms. However, those that do may experience a mild form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. Some people will develop a more severe form of the disease affecting the nervous system, including inflammation in the brain and spinal cord, muscle paralysis, or even death.
Individuals who think they may have West Nile virus should see their healthcare providers.