Dublin, OH – West Nile Virus was detected in a pool of mosquitoes in the east area of Dublin, which is inside I-270 and includes the areas near Tuttle Crossing Boulevard to the south and Sawmill Road to the east. See the included map for reference.
Franklin County Public Health regularly traps and tests mosquitoes throughout the City. It is part of an Integrated Mosquito Control and Management Program.
The east area is scheduled to be sprayed Tuesday, July 11, beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m., weather permitting. It will take FCPH a few hours to spray the entire area.
Here are some steps you can take to protect your family from WNV:
- Wear insect repellent 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.
Spraying is typically only performed when West Nile Virus or extremely high levels of mosquitoes are found in a particular area. Visit our mosquito management webpage for more information on our Mosquito Management program, how you can help reduce mosquitoes and to sign up for FCPH’s Do Not Spray list – http://dublinohiousa.gov/services/mosquito-program/.
Please visit www.myfcph.org or call (614)525.BITE (2483) to report problem areas in your neighborhood.
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