West Nile Virus


Columbus Public Health says two Franklin County residents have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 91-year-old Williams County man is the season's first fatality from West Nile virus.

The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported human cases in the state this year.

Franklin County and Columbus health officials are launching mosquito spraying this week after mosquitos caught in a trap in Grandview Heights tested positive for the West Nile virus. 

First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported

Aug 21, 2014

Ohio health officials report two women have been hospitalized with encephalitis resulting from infection with West Nile virus.

Portions of four Columbus neighborhoods will be sprayed with pesticides tonight to stop the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes. 

American Medical Association

Columbus Public Health officials say two pools of mosquitoes on the South Side have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season.

National Geographic

Columbus Public Health officials are increasing the number of mosquito traps around the city this year, as part of an effort to prevent the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus.

Franklin County has its first case of West Nile Virus.

First West Nile Virus Case Reported

Aug 22, 2013

State Health officials say a Cleveland area woman has been hospitalized with Ohio's first case of the West Nile virus this year.

Columbus Public Health crews will begin spraying tonight in portions of south Columbus and Worthington, where traps turned up high numbers of mosquitos and some carrying the West Nile virus.

Franklin County Public Health workers will be spraying multiple Dublin neighborhoods tonight to fight the West Nile Virus.

Columbus Public Health officials say mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found on the South side, and two areas will be sprayed on Thursday morning.

Franklin County Public Health officials will spray for mosquitoes tonight after the bugs in a test pool in Hamilton Township tested positive for West Nile virus. 

Columbus Public Health officials are spraying for mosquitoes today and Wednesday.

ODH Ending Testing For West Nile

Apr 30, 2013

The Ohio Department of Health is dropping its program that tests mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, due to budget cuts.

State officials have reported Ohio's first human death from West Nile virus. 

The Centers for Disease Control says the West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S, creating four times the usual number of cases for this time of year.

A 25-year-old woman is recovering from Franklin County's first case of West Nile Virus.

West Nile Virus is active in Yellow Springs, and two people have been infected in Miami and Clark counties.