West Nile Updates

August 2018: The Ohio Department of Health confirmed a mosquito pool in Jefferson County had tested positive for West Nile Virus. The positive was located in Irondale. Below is some important information regarding West Nile Virus and links to keep you, your family, and your pets safe.

The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites. Be aware of the West Nile virus activity in your area and take action to protect yourself and your family.

-Use insect repellent

-Dress to cover arms and legs

-Use screens on windows and doors

-Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers. Check inside and outside your home. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.

Ohio Department of Health link:

West Nile Virus Main Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link:

West Nile Virus Main Page 

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