The first mosquitoes of the season have tested positive for carrying the West Nile virus.
Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County says the infected bugs were found at Wegerzn Garden Metropark on East Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton last week.
Public Information Officer Bill Wharton says the county just started its yearly testing. He says no humans have tested positive.
West Nile is endemic to Ohio meaning the disease is here to stay and you should take precautions against it.
The best way to contract West Nile is from a bite by an infected mosquito.
Wharton says there are two key ways to prevent a bite.
First, don't turn your yard into a breeding ground. Don't let water sit for any period of time.
Second, if you know you'll be outside where mosquitoes are like an outdoor concert or camping, always use bug repellant. Wharton says make sure you're using it as directed on the package.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most people do not develop symptoms of West Nile.
It says about 1 in 5 people will develop fever, headache, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.
The CDC says there is no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile.
Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to reduce fever and relieve other symptoms.
Interstate 75 approaching U.S. 40 in Vandalia is now open to traffic following a multiple vehicle crash.
A listing of events and activities that are closed, canceled or postponed due to the effects of today's Wintry Blast.
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Police have now identified the victim of a hit and run Thursday night.