WEST NILE VIRUS Ohio Pest Control Sprays For Mosquitoes
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Dan Matics
Reported: Sep. 6, 2012 2:20 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 7, 2012 11:47 AM EDT
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, Lawrence County
Residents in an Ohio neighborhood experienced firsthand the precautions that are being taken because of the West Nile Virus.
Ohio Pest Control is actively trying to prevent an increase in cases the Buckeye State. Thursday night, crews were spraying for mosquitoes in South Point from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. People in the neighborhood were told to shut their windows and turn off their air conditioning units as a precaution. Officials said the public was not at risk.
Mosquitoes have continued to be a problem in our area and that means the West Nile Virus isn't going away any time soon.
The number of reported cases across the country rose 25 percent in the past week to nearly 2,000. So far, 87 people have died. Some of the hardest hit states are Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. West Virginia has had two reported cases so far.
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