"We see cases of West Nile virus disease in IN every year", State Health Commissioner Kris Box said.
The mosquitoes were collected off North Spring Court, near Campbell and Jupiter roads, according to Garland health officials.
There is no specific treatment or vaccine for West Nile virus.
IN state officials urge locals in Elkhart and Carroll County to take precautions after mosquitoes in the area tested positive for the West Nile virus.
Only one in 150 infected with West Nile get West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, but the disease is much more serious.
Defend yourself against mosquitoes by using an insect repellent.
Preventative measures involve removing the potential habitats of infected mosquitoes, including by ridding yards of standing water where the bigs typically breed, and ensuring window and door screens don't have holes in, Jared Dever, district manager of the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, said in a statement earlier this month.
According to the Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.
West Nile is spread by mosquitoes, so people do not catch it from each other. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
Be careful using repellent on the hands of children as it may irritate the eyes and mouth.
Eliminating any standing water from your property and disposing of containers that can collect water.
Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and late evening, so be careful during those times.
As of June 27, the ISDH released a warning to locals in Elkhart and Carroll County (link goes to the ISDH's live monitoring of the virus) that the virus has been detected in mosquitoes in the area.
Dress appropriately by wearing long sleeve shirts and long trousers when outdoors.
West Nile virus can cause West Nile fever, a mild form of the illness, which can include fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash.
People older than 50 are at greater risk of developing severe neurologic disease from West Nile infection.