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West Nile Virus Update -- 7.16.2013

Columbus Public Health – Media Update

DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
FOR TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

Columbus Public Health to Spray Area Neighborhoods to Prevent West Nile Virus

WHAT
Columbus Public Health (CPH) practices disease control and prevention for the West Nile Virus by trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints, treating standing water, and spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence.  CPH will be spraying the areas highlighted in our on-line map to help control disease in our region.
 
WHO
Columbus Public Health
 
WHEN
Thursday, July 18th, between the morning hours of 4 am – 6 am
 
WHERE
The online map outlines the designated areas:
 
Thursday July 18, 2012:

  • Riverside Hills: (North Boundary- Martin Rd, East Boundary- Sawmill Rd., South Boundary- West Case Rd., West Boundary- Riverside Dr.)
  • Southern Pines, Hamilton Highlands, Hamilton Lakes, and Oak Breeze Village: (North Boundary- Williams Rd., East Boundary- Groveport Rd., South Boundary- I-270, West Boundary- S. High St.)
  • Wyndham Ridge and Hartman Ponds: (North Boundary- I-270, East Boundary - Parsons Ave., South Boundary – London-Groveport Rd., West Boundary -Portsmouth-Columbus Rd.)
  • Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant: (East Boundary - Portsmouth-Columbus Rd., West Boundary – Scioto River) 
     

DETAILS
Weekly spraying areas are determined by mosquito trap results and reports from field staff, the number and type of mosquitoes trapped, the number of infected mosquitoes and evidence of human disease. Updated spraying maps are available on the Columbus Public Health Web site.
 
MORE INFO
Additional information on West Nile is available at: www.publichealth.columbus.gov, www.cdc.gov, and www.epa.gov.  Map online at: www.publichealth.columbus.gov.

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