A Hamilton County man has died from the virus
Ohio’s first human death in a West Nile virus case was reported yesterday by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), which also continues to see widespread WNV human infection. The 76-year-old Hamilton County man was hospitalized with encephalitis.
In the Ohio Department of Health's most recent report, 49 human cases of West Nile Virus have been found in the Buckeye State this year. Of these cases, 40 were hospitalized with symptom on dates ranging from July 10 through August 20.
In fact, the ODH reports one case was discovered in Ross County.
West Nile Virus case counts are updated daily at www.odh.ohio.gov.