West Nile Virus Found in Summit County

by Kacey Wyman on September 3, 2015

The first case of West Nile Virus (WNV)  in Summit County of 2015 was discovered on Tuesday, September 1st. The person infected is currently recovering. While this is not the first case the state has seen this year, it is something to look out for as it is now near the Akron area.

The state of Ohio’s first case was found in Lakewood in July. Another reported case of the virus was found in Williams County when it claimed the life of one of it’s residents in August. “Ohio reported 11 human WNV cases in 2014; 24 in 2013; and 122 in 2012” (Fox 8 News).

From dusk to dawn it is very important to take precautions against mosquitos. There is no vaccine for the virus and in severe cases it can cause hospitalization and, as noted above, even death.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash, swollen lymph glands, eye pain (occasionally)

Please refer to our previous blog Mosquito’s are Coming..That Bites! for more information. As a quick reminder, make sure to eliminate all standing water (in tires, etc) because that is a main breeding ground for them.

Call today, 330-724-0007, to check out our Mosquito Reduction Program!

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