Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Franklin County

FILE (Associated Press)
FILE (Associated Press)

NORWICH TWP., OH (WCMH) – A pool of mosquitoes from a trap near Hilliard recently tested positive for West Nile Virus.

According to Franklin County Public Health, the positive test came from the area of Norwich Township near Hilliard.

This is the first positive test in Franklin County this season.

The health department sets 50 traps throughout the county each week in order to monitor the mosquito population and to identify West Nile Virus.

  • Wear insect repellant containing DEET (follow package directions)
  • Limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active
  • Mosquitoes breed in small amounts of water so empty all standing water around your home (like in planters, containers, pet dishes, bird baths, tires etc.)

For more information on mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, visit   Residents can also call (614) 525-BITE or visit the website to report problem areas in their community.  Residents of Columbus should call 311. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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