Mosquitoes in Ohio test positive for West Nile Virus

HARRISON TWP. — 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.

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.

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