New mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus in Greene County

GREENE COUNTY — Two new samples of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Greene County Public Health.

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The positive tests came from two samples gathered in Fairborn last week, the agency said in a media release.

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“On Friday, October 5, 2018, after receiving that report, the neighborhood between North Broad Street and Sandhill Road was treated with adulticide to try and reduce the adult mosquito population,” Jeff Webb, Director of Environmental Health Services said in the release.

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Two positive samples have been detected previously this year. Two weeks ago, officials confirmed a second positive test from mosquitoes also gathered in the Fairborn.

The agency will continue to monitor mosquitoes in the county, however changing weather conditions expected this week could point to an end to the mosquito season.

“The cooler temperatures coming later this week may indicate that the mosquito season may be nearing its end,” the release said.

The agency urges all residents to to be aware of exposure to mosquitoes and protect themselves in a few ways:

  • Eliminating standing pools of water
  • Avoid shaded areas where mosquitoes might rest
  • Limit outdoor activity during evening hours
  • Use insect repellents