New Philadelphia, Ohio - City health officials are continuing their efforts to reduce the population of the species of mosquito known to carry the West Nile Virus.

New Philadelphia Environmental Health Director Lee Finley says the health department is planning to spray for mosquitoes on the south side of the city and southern portion of Goshen Township on Wednesday, September 19.

Spraying will begin at dusk, weather permitting. Residents with respiratory problems are advised to take appropriate precautions and remain indoors while spraying is conducted. In the event of rain, high winds, or cold temperatures, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 20.

The New Philadelphia Health Department can be reached by calling 330-364-4491.

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