West Nile virus was found July 12 in a mosquito pool in Warren County’s Harlan Twp., according to the Warren County Health District.
Since 2015, there have been a total of seven “positive mosquito pools” identified in Warren County, according to the health department.
“West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes is the highest Ohio has seen this early in the season since 2012, when 122 human cases were reported,” according to Sietske de Fijter of the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Infectious Diseases.
There has been one report of a person with West Nile virus in Ohio this year, according to the state.
West Nile virus can cause potentially serious illness,” according to the state. “The WCHD remains proactive in treating standing water in public areas with an environmentally safe larvicide and by trapping mosquitoes and having them tested by the Ohio Department of Health.”
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