Local mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County has notified the City of Vandalia that mosquitoes collected last month at the Vandalia Sports Complex, Poplar Hill Cemetery and in the Damian Street/Pool Avenue area have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Thursday evening, August 2, Public Health crews conducted mosquito fogging on Vandalia’s southwest side.

Tom Hut, Public Health, said there have been no human cases of West Nile Virus reported in Montgomery County this year. More information on West Nile Virus is available on the Ohio Department of Health website at the following link:

Public Health suggests that we can all help minimize the mosquito population and avoid bites by draining any standing water that has collected on our property, changing the water in birdbaths or wading pools daily, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, ensuring that window screens are properly maintained, and using EPA-registered insect repellents.

Please direct questions concerning West Nile Virus and mosquito control efforts to Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County, 225-4439.

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