Stories tagged with: West Nile Virus

August 20, 2014 - 5:18pm
45 weeks 9 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Health has identified the state's first two human cases of West Nile Virus this year -- one of them right here in Muskingum County.

A 24-year-old Muskingum County woman was hospitalized with Encephalitis.  The other case involves a 78-year-old Cuyahoga County woman.  If you've been outdoors in an area where mosquitoes could be prevalent, Epidemiologist Kristen Baker said there are certain symptoms to look out for.

"West Nile Virus typically...

August 20, 2014 - 9:49am
45 weeks 10 hours ago

Muskingum County reported its first case of West Nile virus in a human this year.

The Ohio Department of Health said that a 24-year-old female has been hospitalized with Encephalitis. A 78-year-old Cuyahoga County female also is suffering from the virus.

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that's caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito.

The Ohio Department of Health's Epidemiologist said that we could possibly see a growing number of human cases of...

July 21, 2014 - 1:31pm
49 weeks 2 days ago

Licking County is reporting its first signs of  West Nile virus in mosquitoes.

The Licking County Health Department reports that one pool of mosquitoes collected from traps on Valley Boulevard in the Village of Hanover has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Health Department Officials will be spraying the area Monday in addition to their regularly scheduled mosquito spraying.

Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says the wet spring and...

August 1, 2012 - 1:21pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The number of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus has hit its highest level since 2002.

So far this year this year, the Ohio Department of Health confirms 374 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile, while at this time last year that number was only at 59.

Health officials said last week, the first human case of West Nile Virus was confirmed in an 85-year-old Clermont County man.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director Doctor...

July 10, 2012 - 1:06pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Health officials announced Tuesday  the discovery of West Nile Virus in Licking County.

The Health Department reports that two pools of mosquitoes collected from traps has tested positive for the disease.

The infected mosquitoes were found in Newark on West Main Street near Tamarack Drive and in Pataskala near the intersection of York Road and State Route 16.

The Licking County Health Department will conduct mosquito spraying in these...

July 27, 2011 - 7:17pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

If you're swatting bugs and scratching bites, that's because it's mosquito season again.

According to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, recent heavy rain and flooding could increase mosquito populations.  Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said there are different types of mosquitoes that are active in certain months.

 "It's a very seasonal trend," said Hemmer.  "Most of the breeds that we see early on in the spring are...

August 13, 2010 - 4:23pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department announced Friday  that mosquitoes collected in Gratiot by the Licking County Health Department have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Officials say the traps were set on Spring Street.

The Health Department says it will continue to spray mosquito problem areas.

If you live in Muskingum County and would like to request spraying for your neighborhood you can call the Health...

August 8, 2010 - 7:23pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Licking County Health Separtment wants to make sure it prevents the spread of West Nile Virus among mosquitoes.

So it will be conducting more spraying sessions this week in the cities of Newark, Alexandria, Kirkersville, Hanover Township, and Pataskala. A Buckeye Lake campground will also be targeted. All sprayings will take place after dusk.

Licking County was the second county in the state to find West Nile Virus in mosquitoes this year. Both reports came from...

July 22, 2010 - 5:12pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

More mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Licking County.

The Health Department says the mosquitoes were collected in a trap located on Tamarack Road in Newark. They plan to do spraying in that area Thursday night.

This is the second pool of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus in Licking County this year.

The first positive pool was found earlier this month on Buckeye Boulevard in Newark.

July 2, 2010 - 4:38pm
5 years 11 hours ago

Evidence of the West Nile Virus is turning up in Licking County.

The Licking County Health Department says after collecting traps of mosquitoes at several locations, it found mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus on Buckeye Avenue in Newark.

Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says his department already conducted a spray of the area both Wednesday and Thursday.

Licking County is the second county in Ohio to find the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes this year.

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