Cuyahoga County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

NORTH OLMSTED, OH (WOIO) - Mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus in North Olmsted.

19 Action News has learned the mosquitoes were in a trap set by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Health officials say this is not an unusual occurrence this time of year to have infected mosquitoes in Cuyahoga County.

No human cases have been reported in Ohio at this time.

To protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites, be sure to use mosquito repellent and remove standing water from your property.

1. Disposing of containers that collect water (buckets, tires, cans, etc.)

2. Eliminating areas of standing water

3. Repairing leaky outdoor faucets that leave puddles

4. Emptying bird baths at least once a week

5. Draining and unclogging gutters

6. Filling tree holes with tar or cement

7. Tightly screening all openings of your home

8. Keeping children indoors during times of high mosquito activity

Please prevent personal exposure to mosquitoes by using insect repellent containing DEBT, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil and follow the label directions.

People who have symptoms - including high fever, headaches, muscle aches, vomiting and loss of appetite - two to 15 days after a mosquito bite should see theft doctor and tell them about the encounter.

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