TUSCARAWAS, Ohio -- The Tuscarawas County Health Department has confirmed that two pools of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in the area this week.

Mosquitoes from two traps tested positive for the virus Tuesday. The traps were located at Sharon Moravian Church on Moravian Church Road and Tuscarawas Community Memorial Park on Cherry Street.

The department has not confirmed any cases of the virus in humans within Tuscarawas County.

The health department says spraying for mosquitoes within a two-mile radius of the locations will occur more than once and spraying throughout Warwick Township is also scheduled. Spraying will begin Aug. 13.

The health department encourages residents to follow proper guidelines to avoid mosquito bites, including wearing repellant, wearing long clothing and installing screens. Residents can also avoid leaving standing water around their home.

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