Health officials find West Nile Virus in Springdale

Health officials find West Nile Virus in Springdale
Posted at 6:53 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 19:10:42-04

SPRINGDALE, Ohio -- Health officials have found mosquito pools with West Nile Virus in several parts of Springdale, the city announced Thursday.

The mosquito pools that tested positive for the virus were found in Chamberlain Park, Hilda Ross Park, the Glenview subdivision and the Springdale Park subdivision, according to a public health advisory.

West Nile Virus has also been found in other parts of Hamilton and Warren counties this year. A Clermont County man was the first to be diagnosed with the virus in Ohio this year.

Springdale officials recommend taking the following precautions:

  • Drain sources of standing water including buckets, tires and bird baths
  • Apply mosquito dunks to water bodies that cannot be immediately drained (these are available st the Springdale Health Department office)
  • Keep doors closed and repair screens to keep mosquitos out of homes
  • Use EPA-approved insect repellent
  • Cover exposed skin whenever possible
  • Use a screened tent when camping or sleeping outside
  • Dress children in clothing that covers arms and legs when weather permits
  • Cover strollers and baby carriers with mosquito netting
  • Do not use repellent on babies younger than 2 months
  • Do not apply repellent directly to a child's face