- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - State officials say mosquitoes from Lucas County have tested positive for West Nile virus, but no human cases were reported in the Toledo area or elsewhere in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Health notified the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the Toledo Area Sanitary District of positive test results Tuesday from a mosquito “pool” from the county.

Lucas County deputy health commissioner Larry Vasko says specific areas of the county where the virus is present remains unknown.

Health department officials say Lucas is the sixth Ohio county where West Nile has been identified so far this year.

The 2013 death of a 57-year-old Toledo woman was Lucas County’s first fatal case of the virus in more than a decade.

There were 11 confirmed cases in people across Ohio last year.

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