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Mosquitoes in Ohio test positive for West Nile Virus 

Published: Monday, July 02, 2018 @ 7:06 AM
Updated: Monday, July 02, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

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Mosquitoes trapped in Ohio are the first in the nation to test positive for the West Nile virus this summer, reports say.

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Test results released last week from the Ohio Department of Health showed mosquitoes found in Harrison Township in Licking County, which is east of Columbus, had the virus.

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The Ohio Health Department has already scheduled mosquito spraying for areas in its state as part of the department's mosquito control program. 

West Nile Virus is a virus typically spread by mosquito. Symptoms can include a fever, headache, stiffness, a rash or nausea and vomiting. 

About 80 percent of those who are infected with West Nile do not show any symptoms, according to the Center for Disease Control.