Ross, Pickaway & Pike Among 30 Counties to Receive Mosquito Control Grants

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The Ross County Health District is among 30 state health departments and other agencies to receive grant funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for mosquito control.

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The Ohio EPA will be distributing more than $650,000 to these 30 agencies, considered to be among the highest risk areas.

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Locally, grant funding has been award to the health departments in Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Hocking, Vinton and Greene counties.

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The Ross County Health District will receive nearly $22,700 for mosquito control efforts. The money will be used for adult mosquito and larval control, surveillance, and community outreach. The District will also receive nearly $2,300 for trash and scrap tire removal.

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It's hoped the control effort will mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile, and La Cross Encephalitis.

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The Pickaway General Health District will receive a total of $22,680. This includes nearly $12,700 for control and nearly $10,000 for scrap tire removal.

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The Pike County General Health District is to be awarded nearly $12,800 for control, with another $7,000 for scrap tire removal.

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The Hocking County Health Department has been awarded a little more than $6,600 for control, and $3,600 for scrap tire removal.

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The Vinton County Health Department will receive $12,700 for mosquito control, with an additional $9,600 for scrap tire removal.

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Greene County Public Health will receive a lone award of $18,000 for mosquito control.

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A complete list of Ohio counties to receive mosquito control funding through the Ohio EPA, and their exact amounts, can be found HERE.

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