Dublin to begin spraying after mosquito pools test positive for West Nile Virus

DUBLIN, Ohio (WCMH)-Spraying has been scheduled after three mosquito traps set in Dublin tested positive for West Nile virus.

The traps were found in the following locations:

  • West – From Houchard Road, south of S.R. 161/Post Road, east to I-270 and areas in the City of Dublin south of Rings Road.
  • East – East and south of  I-270 to Tuttle Crossing and Martin Road
  • Northeast – East of Riverside Drive to Sawmill Road and south to I-270
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Central, West and Eas
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North and Northeast

Spraying is scheduled for the Central, West and East sections on Monday, July 27.

Spraying is scheduled for the North and Northeast sections on Tuesday, July 28.

All spraying is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. and is weather permitting.

This is the first West Nile Virus found in Dublin mosquitoes so far in 2015. It is not unexpected to see West Nile virus in mosquitoes in our community, it has been present for many years and historically begins to show up this time of the year.  It is as a good reminder for residents to take precautionary steps to protect themselves and their families.

  • Wear insect repellant containing DEET (follow package directions)
  • Limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active
  • Eliminate all standing water around your home (mosquitoes breed in water and it doesn’t take much)

WNV can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms include mild fever, headache and body aches, often with skin rash and swollen lymph glands. Eighty percent of people bitten by an infected mosquito will not show any symptoms at all.  No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the state of Ohio since 2012.

For more information on mosquitoes, safety tips during spraying and the West Nile virus visit www.myfcph.org. Residents can also call (614)525-BITE (2483) to report problem areas in their community.

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