West Nile Confirmed in Licking County

by Kelly Mills on June 24, 2011 at 8:47 am

The West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Licking County.

According to the Health Department, one pool of mosquitos collected from traps it monitors tested positive for the virus.

Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says there have been no West Nile cases discovered in animals or humans thus far.

The virus has also been found in mosquitos in Columbus this week.

Ohio has recorded human cases of the virus each year since 2002. There were five reported cases last year.