A message from the Trumbull County Health Department regarding West Nile Virus

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TRUMBULL COUNTY COMBINED HEALTH DISTRICT “Building a Healthy Community”

Frank J. Migliozzi, MPH, REHS/RS Health Commissioner

176 Chestnut N.E. ? Warren, Ohio 44483 www.tcchd.org OFFICE: (330) 675-2489 * FAX: (330) 675-2494 * CLINIC FAX: (330) 675-7875

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2021 POSITIVE WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN TRUMBULL COUNTY MOSQUITO TRUMBULL COUNTY - Through our mosquito surveillance program, we have been informed by the Ohio Department of Health that Trumbull County had one mosquito pool test POSITIVE for West Nile Virus. The mosquito pool was from the 600 block of North Rd SE in Howland Township. The sample was collected between August 17, 2021 and August 18, 2021. To date, there have been zero human cases of West Nile Virus in Trumbull County. However, with the presence of positive West Nile Virus mosquito pool we are asking the community be vigilant against being bitten by a mosquito.
Use insect repellents when you go outdoors:
 Apply repellents on exposed skin registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
 Wear clothing treated with permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent for extra protection.
 Use products according to label instructions to optimize safety and effectiveness.
 Do not spray repellents on the skin under your clothing. Take care during peak mosquito biting hours: 
Take extra care to use repellents from dusk to dawn.
Wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts or jackets and long pants to protect against mosquito bites.
 Consider avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito biting hours.
 Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure. Don't let mosquitoes breed around your home.. 
 Empty standing water from flowerpots, buckets, barrels, tarps/covers and wheelbarrows on a regular basis.
 Discard trash such as tin cans, plastic containers and other water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property.
 Dispose of discarded tires properly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out.
 Change the water in pet dishes frequently.
 Replace the water in birdbaths weekly.
 Check and clean clogged roof gutters at least twice annually so they will drain properly.
 Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with mosquito-eating fish. ?
Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, even those that are not being used.
 Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they are not being
 




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