West Nile Virus is commonly spread through infected mosquito bites.
The virus can lead to severe fever, inflammation of the brain or meningitis, according to the release.
Greene County Public Health Commissioner Melissa Howell reminded people to protect themselves from West Nile Virus by:
- Eliminating standing pools of water, especially after heavy rains
- Avoiding shaded areas were mosquitoes may rest
- Limiting outdoor activity during the evening
- Wearing light-colored clothing, long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect from bites
- Using insect repellents, especially ones containing DEET
Public Health will continue to monitor mosquitoes and check for standing water. Officials will also keep applying larvacide, trapping and testing mosquitoes and spraying adulticide.
For more information, contact Environmental Health Services at 937-374-5607.