West Nile Virus http://wyso.org en Mosquitoes In Southwest Ohio Test Positive For West Nile http://wyso.org/post/mosquitoes-southwest-ohio-test-positive-west-nile <p>A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the West Nile virus in a wooded area of a southwest Ohio park.</p><p>A spokesman for Public Health-Dayton &amp; Montgomery County says the recent test of mosquitoes in a wooded area at Dayton's Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark was the first positive one in the region this season. Public Health planned to treat the area with insecticide.</p><p>The Dayton Daily News reports that Franklin County also had a mosquito pool test positive this summer in the Columbus area.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 37226 at http://wyso.org West Nile Virus on the Rise in Montgomery County http://wyso.org/post/west-nile-virus-rise-montgomery-county <p>Hot, dry weather in the Midwest has created the perfect conditions for mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:17:45 +0000 Emily McCord 19662 at http://wyso.org Ohio Finds more Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile http://wyso.org/post/ohio-finds-more-mosquitoes-carrying-west-nile <p>DAYTON, Ohio - Health officials and pest controllers say Ohio weather patterns have caused an increase in mosquito populations this year, including more carrying West Nile virus.</p><p>Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Shannon Libby says 248 pools of mosquitoes collected from traps have tested positive for the virus so far. That&#39;s up from 78 by this time in 2010.</p><p>Libby tells The Dayton Daily News that there have been no reports of human cases of West Nile in Ohio, which can lead to coma, paralysis and death.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:27:14 +0000 Associated Press 3276 at http://wyso.org Ohio Finds more Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile