West Nile Cases Increase by 40 Percent, None Reported in Summit County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that current outbreak is largest ever in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that there has been a 40 percent spike in reported cases of West Nile this week.

Cuyahoga County has the highest number of outbreaks in the state, at 14.

One of those cases . The city's health department has not released the identity of the 54-year-old resident, but said that the individual is recovering and has not suffered any any neurological effects following a mosquito bite.

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Mosquitos have tested positive for the virus in Shaker Heights,  and  Fairlawn frequently sprays for mosquitos and no cases have been found.

There haven't been any reported cases in Summit County — yet. In Stow and other nearby communities, the Summit County Public Health Department sprayed for mosquitos on Monday. 

In Stow, , according to Stow resident Andrew Deikun, the county's coordinator for the mosquito control program. 

"With an increase in mosquito activity" Deikun said he "expects" to see a report in or around Stow before the summer is over.

As of Aug. 28, 1,590 human cases had been reported in the U.S. in 48 states. 43 of those cases were in Ohio.

Lorain and Stark County have one reported human case each. Summit, Portage and Lake counties have no reported cases this year, according to the CDC's website.


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