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21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
USA

(440) 331-0600

Official website of the City of Rocky River, Ohio, providing community profile, information on local government, safety forces and education.

Rocky River Updates

Summer 2018 Mosquito Bite Prevention

James Umerley

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) sets adult mosquito traps throughout the county in residential backyards every week (about 25 traps).  Trapped adult mosquitoes are sent down weekly to the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus for testing.   To date, the CCBH has recorded 10 West Nile Virus positive traps in the county.  Broadview Hts, S. Euclid, Garfield Hts., Highland Hills, Warrensville Hts., Lyndhurst, Strongsville, Berea, Fairview Park, and Rocky River.  As you can see, there are infected traps throughout the county.  Currently, 1/3 of the county’s traps are coming up positive on a weekly basis which is NORMAL for this time of the year.  They expect this trend to continue for the next few months.  In contrast, in the month of June the county set approximately 50 traps and they all came back negative.   The county also expects to see a few human WNV cases in our area, which happens every year.  So far there are 2 WNV human cases in the state.  Thirty-two of sixty-one counties in Ohio are reporting some WNV activity.  The City continues to work closely with CCBH on effective mosquito control measures throughout the community.  For your safety, please review the public health tips regarding the importance of using insect repellent and to avoid mosquito bites as much as possible the next few months.