Carolyn Fleegle

West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Licking Co.

by Carolyn Fleegle on September 21, 2009

The Licking County Health Department says it has found West Nile virus in mosquitoes.

Officials say the virus has been found in 55 pools of mosquitoes collected in the west end of Newark from traps set by the Health Department this year.

It’s the second highest number of West Nile virus positive results in the state.

The Health Department is reminding residents to take precaution to protect themselves from mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile virus.

People who have symptoms including high fever, headache, muscle aches, vomiting and loss of appetite within 2 to 15 days after a mosquito bite should see a doctor.