West Nile Virus found in Lucas County

The Toledo Area Sanitary District announced Tuesday that a pool of mosquitos had tested positive for West Nile Virus in Lucas County. The district received confirmation from the Ohio Department of Health for the first positive test of the year.

The mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus love to breed in containers and around homes, so look around your yards and empty any water holding containers, according to the sanitary district announcement.

Remember to protect yourself from exposure to mosquitoes by avoiding outdoor activities during the prime biting times of dusk and dawn. Utilize repellent if you have to be outdoors among mosquitoes and try to wear long, loose-fitting, light colored clothing.

“We are continuing to monitor the local mosquito populations for the presence of disease and focusing adult control treatments, as needed,” the district said in their announcement.