New mosquito samples in Clark County test positive for West Nile Virus

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CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - New mosquito samples collected in Clark County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Health officials say the additional positive samples were found in the area of Croft Road and Middle-Urbana Road. More samples are still being taken in the western and southwestern areas of Springfield. As the Clark County Combined Health District will continue with nighttime mosquito treatment, crews will also be treating Eagle City Soccer Complex and Veterans Park ahead of events over the weekend.

People infected with West Nile Virus can suffer symptoms such as severe fever, encephalitis or meningitis. However, a majority of people infected with the virus will not show any symptoms, health officials say. There is no specific treatment for West Nile Virus, health providers treat the symptoms as they show up.

The best way to protect yourself from being bitten by a mosquito is to wear repellent, wear long sleeves and long pants, avoid outside activity from dusk until dawn and empty standing water.

Mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in several counties across the Miami Valley including Montgomery, Clark, Miami and Greene.

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