Columbus Public Health – Media Update
DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
FOR TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
Columbus Public Health to Spray Area Neighborhoods to Prevent West Nile Virus
Columbus Public Health (CPH) practices disease control and prevention for the West Nile Virus by trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints, treating standing water, and spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence. CPH will be spraying the areas highlighted in our on-line map to help control disease in our region.
Columbus Public Health
Thursday, July 18th, between the morning hours of 4 am – 6 am
The online map outlines the designated areas:
Thursday July 18, 2012:
- Riverside Hills: (North Boundary- Martin Rd, East Boundary- Sawmill Rd., South Boundary- West Case Rd., West Boundary- Riverside Dr.)
- Southern Pines, Hamilton Highlands, Hamilton Lakes, and Oak Breeze Village: (North Boundary- Williams Rd., East Boundary- Groveport Rd., South Boundary- I-270, West Boundary- S. High St.)
- Wyndham Ridge and Hartman Ponds: (North Boundary- I-270, East Boundary - Parsons Ave., South Boundary – London-Groveport Rd., West Boundary -Portsmouth-Columbus Rd.)
- Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant: (East Boundary - Portsmouth-Columbus Rd., West Boundary – Scioto River)
Weekly spraying areas are determined by mosquito trap results and reports from field staff, the number and type of mosquitoes trapped, the number of infected mosquitoes and evidence of human disease. Updated spraying maps are available on the Columbus Public Health Web site.
Additional information on West Nile is available at: www.publichealth.columbus.gov, www.cdc.gov, and www.epa.gov. Map online at: www.publichealth.columbus.gov.