WEST NILE VIRUS IN OHIO                    


Ohio’s first death in a 2015 human West Nile virus (WNV) case was reported on August 19, 2015, by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). A 91-year-old Williams County man died from encephalitis.

There have been 8 reported human cases of WNV in Ohio this year in six counties – Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Lorain, and Williams.

The primary way people get WNV is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people who become infected with WNV do not have any symptoms. About 20% who become infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Less than 1%  of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness, such as encephalitis or meningitis.

“This time of the year, the risk of West Nile virus infection increases, and individuals should take reasonable precautions to avoid mosquito bites and eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites,” said ODH Medical Director Dr. DiOrio.


Here are some tips to eliminate mosquito breeding sites around your home:

- Eliminate standing water.

- Empty or remove water-holding containers, such as buckets, unused flower pots and bird baths.

- Make sure all roof gutters are clean and draining properly.

- Keep child wading pools empty and on their sides when not being used.

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For more information visit the Ohio Department of Health website
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View the 2014 ACCHD Annual Report hereACCHD_Annual_Report_2014.pdf
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