Franklin County Public Health officials announced on Wednesday that they would begin spraying for mosquitoes after three pools of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The mosquitoes that tested positive were found in Clinton Township west, Urbancrest and Reynoldsburg south.
Mosquito spraying will begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Clinton Township and Urbancrest and Thursday in the Reynoldsburg south area, 10TV News reported.
Public health officials said that it is not uncommon for mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus and that the virus has been present for a number of years.
They recommended that people wear insect repellent containing DEET and to limit outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
The last human case of West Nile Virus in Franklin County was reported in 2006.
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