Previously, West Nile virus had been found in NSMAD mosquito traps located in Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie, officials said in the release.
The mosquitoes were collected off North Spring Court, near Campbell and Jupiter roads, according to Garland health officials. The virus is then spread to humans through the bite of the infected mosquito.
As of June 27, mosquitoes in Elkhart County and Carroll County have tested positive for West Nile virus. Not all mosquitos carry the virus, and only 20 percent of individuals bitten by an infected mosquito will develop symptoms.
To avoid mosquito bites, the CDC suggests that people can also wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers and use bug repellent containing DEET or Picaridin. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you.
First - Drain any standing water on your property that may cause mosquitoes and don't over-irrigate. "We have one of the best mosquito control programs in the country, but West Nile virus is here to stay".
State health officials are urging IN residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the state begins to see West Nile virus activity IN mosquitoes.
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Four out of five people infected with West Nile Virus will not show any symptoms, which include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches, according to the CDC. Parents should read labels carefully and follow instructions for repellent application. Draining standing water from bird baths, buckets, flower pots, and other containers can also remove areas for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
Residents living in the area can expect an ultra low volume of insecticide spraying from trucks running after sunset when mosquitoes are most active.
The department urges people to prevent mosquito bites by using repellent, putting inspect netting over strollers, wearing long sleeves and trousers, repairing holes in window screens and eliminating mosquito breeding grounds.
Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors.
People older than 50 are at greater risk of developing severe neurologic disease from West Nile infection.