The Knox County Health Department has been notified by the Ohio Department of Health that a local horse has tested positive for West Nile virus. The local health department is also awaiting confirmation of encephalitis in a child and two cases of Lyme disease, one in an adult woman and the other in a child.
West Nile virus and encephalitis are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of the black legged deer tick. (Click here to read more)