West Nile in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A sample of mosquitoes in Lake County test positive for West Nile. The mosquitoes were collected June 9th near the Perry and Painesville townships border.

Experts say this the earliest they have ever seen West Nile in Lake County and say it is most likely due to all the springtime rain ...experts aren't sure what to expect because it is so early.

Mosquitoes spread the virus to humans. The best way to prevent that is to use mosquito repellent and remove any standing water on your property.

This is the third positive testing of West Nile in Ohio this summer. The first case was in Franklin County and the second case in Licking County.

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