Clermont County Public Health is in the process of conducting an environmental assessment in the area to implement mosquito control.
So far this year, 29 OH counties have reported West Nile virus found in mosquitoes collected through a statewide surveillance.
West Nile Virus claimed the life of a horse in DE, for the first time since 2015.
"Historically, August and September are the months when the majority of human cases occur and represent the greatest risk for acquiring West Nile virus infection", said Dr. Theodore Andreadis, director of Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, in a release.
While West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, not all mosquitoes carry the virus.
In very rare cases, West Nile can cause people to develop a separate disease affecting the central nervous system, which may ultimately lead to longstanding damage or even death, according to the CDC. West Nile symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. The horse wasn't vaccinated against West Nile Virus. Remember that mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn.
But besides the WNV carrying mosquitoes, some of the same species also carry another risky disease called St. Louis encephalitis.
Remove any puddles or standing water around your home where mosquitoes can breed, including birdbaths, swimming/wading pools, old tires, buckets and plant containers.
There were eight reported (confirmed or probable) cases of humans contracting the virus. When outdoors, no matter what time of day, adjust your dress accordingl and wear insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus as your first line of defense against insect bites.