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West Nile Virus Detected in Southern Ohio


Portsmouth – West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in the city of Portsmouth for the first time this year.

The presence of WNV was confirmed today by the Oho Department of Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected on July 21st . No human or animal cases of WNV or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been detected so far this year.  There is no elevated risk level or risk-level change associated with this finding. PCHD will continue mosquito fogging.  

You can follow this link: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/zoonotic-disease-program/resources/west-nile-virus for more information on how to by proactive in addressing mosquito issues and signs and symptoms to monitor.