West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes collected from Sharon
Some mosquitos in Mercer County are carrying the West Nile Virus.
The Mercer County Conservation District detected the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes collected from Sharon.
Officials will have additional monitoring of the area where the samples were collected and do appropriate control work in the area depending on the number and types of mosquitoes that are found.
No human cases of West Nile have been reported in Mercer County.
The most common symptoms of the virus include fever, head and body aches, vomiting, and skin rash.
According to the CDC, about one in five people develop symptoms, and about one out of every 150 people develop a serious illness. About 2,200 cases are reported each year.