Save yourself mosquito bites with insect sprays and repellents that actually work. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.
NEWARK, Ohio – Mosquitoes trapped in Ohio and Washington have been tested positive for the West Nile virus.
Mosquitoes found near Alexandria, Johnstown and Harrison Township in Ohio on June 21 and 22 had the virus, test results released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health. Officials in Benton County, Washington, also found a pool of mosquitoes in West Richland that tested positive for West Nile virus, KEPR reports.
The Ohio Department of Health has already planned mosquito repellent for areas in its state as part of the department's mosquito control program.
The West Nile virus is a virus that is normally spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can be fever, headache, stiffness, rash or nausea and vomiting. About 80 percent of those infected with West Nile show no symptoms, according to the Center for Disease Control
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To avoid mosquito bites, eliminate standing water areas where the beetles can reproduce. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and use insect repellent with DEET or picaridine.
Mosquitoes are most active in the earliest morning and in the late evening, so be careful during these peak periods.
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