Ohio Vector Borne Disease Update: July 15, 2021

Here is the latest update from the Zoonotic Disease Program at the Ohio Department of Health:

As of 07/15/2021, 4,241 pooled mosquito samples (138,975 Culex spp. total) have been tested for West Nile Virus (WNV). Of the 4,241 pooled samples tested so far, 17 samples have tested positive for WNV. The positive samples are from:

  • Franklin County (including Columbus Public Health):11 positive samples
  • Hamilton County (including Cincinnati Health Department): 1 positive sample
  • Lucas County: 5 positive samples

No human cases of WNV have been reported.

No human cases of La Crosse virus have been reported.

More details are available at: https://odh.ohio.gov/vectorupdate.

You may contact the Zoonotic Disease Program (614-752-1029, option 1) if you have any questions.

Ohio Vector-Borne Disease Update: July 1, 2021

Here is the latest Ohio Vector-Borne disease update from the Ohio Department of Health:

 

As of 07/01/2021, 2,544 pooled mosquito samples (81,905 Culex spp. total) have been tested for West Nile Virus (WNV). Of the 2,544 pooled samples tested so far, 8 samples have tested positive for WNV. The positive samples are from:

  • Franklin County (including Columbus Public Health): 7 positive samples
  • Lucas County: 1 positive sample

 

No human cases of WNV have been reported.

 

The Ohio Department of Health has suggested that communities please consider increasing community and public education focused on personal protection to avoid mosquito bites and source reduction to prevent mosquito breeding.

 

More details are available at: https://odh.ohio.gov/vectorupdate.

 

The Zoonotic Disease Program can be reached at 614-752-1029 (option 1) if you have any questions.

Ohio Vector-borne Disease Update: June 15, 2021

The Ohio Department of Health has begun testing mosquitos for arboviral diseases during the 2021 surveillance season, and these are the initial results for June 15, 2021:

 

As of 06/15/2021, 368 pooled mosquito samples (12,043 Culex spp. total) have been tested for West Nile Virus (WNV). Of the 368 pooled samples tested so far, 0 samples have tested positive for WNV.  While we have not seen any positives yet, mosquitoes are active and now is a good time to start or increase your community and public education efforts focusing on personal protection to avoid mosquito bites and source reduction to prevent mosquito breeding.

 

For updated information or contact information you can visit The ODH Zoonotic Disease Program (ZDP) website, https://odh.ohio.gov/vectorupdate. The site will be updated every Friday.

 

The Zoonotic Disease Program can also be reached at 614-752-1029 (option 1) if you have any questions.