Local health officials testing for Zika in mosquitos

Local health officials check for mosquito type that carries Zika

While there have been a handful of travel-related infections in the United States, there have not been any confirmed “locally acquired mosquito-borne cases” in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control.

But the little biters get active mid-summer and health officials are focusing tracking efforts around illegal dumping sites and low-income neighborhoods where stagnant pools of water would give virus-carrying mosquitoes a place to thrive. The types of mosquito that can carry the Zika virus has not been found locally.

Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery County is setting traps and bringing in samples to the laboratory every day to run tests.