Ohio EPA awards more than $1M in grants to curb mosquito-borne viruses

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OHIO — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced 58 local health departments and municipalities in 47 Ohio counties will receive more than $1 million in grants for mosquito control activities.

The Ohio EPA said the funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses, such as West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis.

“The mosquito control program is one of our most successful and meaningful partnerships with local health departments,” Ohio EPA Director, Anne Vogel said in a press release. “The grants go directly into funding education and outreach efforts in communities, and equipment that helps to prevent and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds to protect Ohioans from serious mosquito borne illnesses.”

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