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Mosquito found with West Nile Virus in Hancock County

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Hancock Public Health is notifying area residents that a mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been found near Mount Blanchard. Hancock Public Health is notifying area residents that a mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been found near Mount Blanchard.

A deadly disease carried by mosquitoes has made a reappearance in the region.

Hancock Public Health is notifying area residents that a mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been found near Mount Blanchard. Hancock Public Health conducts routine surveillance of mosquitoes in the county through trapping and submission to the Ohio Department of Health for West Nile testing. No reported human cases of West Nile Virus has been found in Ohio this year.

The health department urges property owners to remove standing water and to limit outside activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

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