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Disease Control and Prevention for West Nile Virus -- 9.2.2014

Columbus Public Health – Media Update


Contact:      Jose Rodriguez        (614) 645-6928         [email protected]

Columbus Public Health to Spray Area Neighborhoods to Prevent West Nile Virus

WHAT:       Columbus Public Health (CPH) will spray areas highlighted in the on-line map to practice disease control and prevention for the West Nile virus.  The effort is part of a comprehensive West Nile prevention strategy which also includes trapping mosquitoes, investigating complaints, treating standing water, and spraying in areas with high mosquito counts and disease presence. 

WHO:         Columbus Public Health

WHEN:       Wednesday, Sept. 3; Thursday, Sept.  4; and, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Between 4–7 a.m.

WHERE:     The online map outlines these designated areas:

Sept. 3:
  • Northeast Columbus: (North Boundary – Robinton Way, East Boundary – New Albany Rd., South Boundary – OH-161, West Boundary – Harlem Rd.) 
  • East Columbus: (North Boundary – McCutcheon Rd., East Boundary – I-270, South Boundary – Agler Rd., West Boundary – Carrolton Club Cir.)
  • East Columbus: (North Boundary – Mock Rd., East Boundary – Sunbury Rd., South Boundary – E. 17th Ave., West Boundary – Woodland Ave.)
Sept. 4:
  • Clintonville: (North Boundary – E. North Broadway St., East Boundary – I-71, South Boundary – Olentangy St., West Boundary – N High St.) 
  • German Village: (North Boundary – I-70, East Boundary – Carpenter St., South Boundary – Thurman Ave., West Boundary – S. High St.) 
  • West Columbus: (North Boundary – Sullivant Ave., East Boundary – Demorest Ave., South Boundary – Clime Rd., West Boundary – Holly Hill Dr.) 
  • Far West/Westland: (North Boundary – Thumbleweed Dr., East Boundary – Norton Rd., South Boundary – Hall Rd., West Boundary – Galloway Rd.)
Sept. 5:
  • Olde Town East: (North Boundary –  E. Broad St., East Boundary – Park Dr., South Boundary – I-70, West Boundary – Miller Ave.) 
  • Southeast Columbus: (North Boundary – Bellevue Ave., East Boundary – Alum Creek, South Boundary – Four Seasons Dr., West Boundary – Alum Creek Dr.) 
  • Far South: (North Boundary – Allison Dr., East Boundary – Lockbourne Industrial Pkwy., South Boundary – I-270, West Boundary – Clabber Rd.)
DETAILS:       Weekly spraying areas are determined by mosquito trap results and reports from field staff, the number and type of mosquitoes trapped, the number of infected mosquitoes and evidence of human disease. Updated spraying maps are available on the Columbus Public Health Web site.

MORE INFO:              For updated spraying areas or more information on West Nile, visit  Additional information on West Nile also is available at, and