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Health Officials Discover West Nile Virus in Clintonville; Northland

Columbus Health officials discover West Nile virus in mosquitoes near Clintonville; Northland

Columbus Public Health officials are urging residents to eliminate any standing water on their property.  The warning follows the discovery of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus in the city’s Clintonville and Northland areas.  Department spokesman Jose Rodriguez says mosquito control efforts will continue.

“We have anti-mosquito efforts going all throughout the season.  So this coming week we will be spraying to help eliminate mosquitoes specifically in those two regions,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez says most people infected with West Nile do not experience illness.  But he says people 50 years of age and older may develop serious symptoms.