CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – One person tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Clark County.
According to the Clark County Environmental Director Larry Shaffer, this is the first human West Nile case in the county.
We are working to learn more information about this case.
On August 30, Greene County Public Health confirmed a Xenia resident tested positive for the West Nile Virus
Greene County Public Health confirmed the case from a Xenia resident.
This year, 29 Ohio counties have reported West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected as part of statewide surveillance.
Last year, 17 people in Ohio contracted the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There have been 200 reported cases of West Nile virus in humans across 28 states in 2017.
West Nile can cause severe illness in patients, including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.