Centerville park mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

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CENTERVILLE, Ohio(WDTN)- Iron Horse Park in Centerville is the latest place where mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus. 

The park is now the 16th location in Montgomery County where West Nile Virus is active. Warm and rainy weather is playing a part in the spread of the virus across the state. 

“There are mosquitoes throughout Montgomery County that have West Nile Virus and in fact all throughout Ohio. We’re seeing this year an increase in the number of mosquitos that have West Nile,” Dan Suffoletto with the Public Heath Dayton-Montgomery County said. 

The public health department plans to spray the area for mosquitoes early next week. Suffoletto also said the department will be passing out informational flyers to area residents. 

“Some of the things we’re talking about when we go out and distribute information are mosquito protection not only for yourself but also how to limit the mosquitoes in your vicinity,” Suffoletto said.

The best way to keep mosquitos away from you home is to get rid of any stagnant water around you home. Water attracts mosquitos who can reproduce in water in as little as three days. 

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