Evidence of West Nile virus found in a second Ohio county
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 01:28:37 GMT —
Evidence of West Nile virus has been found in a second central Ohio county. The Licking County Health Department says a pool of mosquitoes collected from traps tested positive for the virus
The state's first evidence of West Nile virus this year came earlier this week in mosquitoes collected in Columbus. Ohio has recorded human cases of West Nile virus each year since 2002.
Mosquitoes spread the virus, often picked up from birds they bite. Symptoms include neck stiffness and disorientation. The virus can lead to coma, paralysis and death.
Health officials urge Ohioans to use mosquito repellant and remove any standing water from their properties.