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Hebron mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus

HEBRON – -The Village of Hebron has been notified by the Ohio Department of Health that mosquitoes trapped in two areas of town tested positive for West Nile Virus. The traps were set August 15 at the end of Hamilton and Wooster streets and the village became aware of the results from the ODH Laboratory over the weekend.

The village sprays for mosquitoes weekly during the summer throughout the community and has been trapping mosquitoes at various sites to be sent for testing.

According to information from Ohio Department of Health’s website, about 80 percent of people will not experience any symptoms if bitten by an infected mosquito. However, about 1 in 150 can develop a severe illness.

“Hebron has been proactive in reducing the mosquito population” Village Administrator Ralph Wise said. “With these positive tests, residents are strongly encouraged to apply mosquito repellent when outdoors and to eliminate standing water on their property to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.”

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