2018 Arbovirus Update

The Champaign Health District Environmental Health Division, in partnership with ODH Laboratory, Ohio Department of Health, and sanitary district partners, collects and tests mosquitoes from five community sites within Champaign County as part of countywide
mosquito-borne disease surveillance. This surveillance also includes monitoring for human and veterinary cases as well.
Collections of mosquitoes are identified and tested at ODH Laboratory, and the results are shared with our community partners who use the information to help guide public health interventions. We will continue monitoring for mosquito infections throughout the summer and will
report positive findings and summary statistics to the Champaign County Mosquito Surveillance Stakeholder Committee.
In order to reduce the potential mosquito breeding sites throughout the county, Champaign Health District, in partnership with the Stakeholder Committee, applied for two grants through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One grant was for tire reduction and the other
was for community education efforts. The Champaign Health District purchased pamphlets, bug spray, and mosquito dunks to pass out to communities as well as at the Champaign County fair. The scrap tire cleanup day was advertised throughout the community and was conducted on September 22, 2018 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.

If you have any questions on mosquito prevention or reduction of breeding sites, please contact the Champaign Health District at 937-484-1606.

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