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Columbus health officials are working to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.

They will spray 43 area parks for mosquitoes between Friday and Monday.

Spraying will happen between 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m.

On Friday, June 30, the following parks will be sprayed:

• Anheuser Busch Park

• Antrim Park

• Big Walnut Park

• Cooper Park

• Deshler Park

• Driving Park

• Fairwood Park

• Franklin Park

• Innis Park

• Iuka Park

• Lazelle Woods Park

• Krumm Park

• Maloney Park

• Mock Park

• Nafzger Park

• Nelson Park

• Portman Park

• Smith Farms

• Tuttle Park

• Wolfe Park

On Monday, July 3, the following parks will be sprayed:

• American Addition Park

• Berliner Park

• Bicentennial Park

• Dodge Park

• Downtown Columbus/Old Whittier

• Easthaven Park

• Goodale Park

• Harrison West Park

• Holton Park

• Huntington Park

• Lindburgh Park

• Linden Park

• Marion Franklin Park

• McCoy Park

• McKinley Park

• Rhodes Park

• Schiller Park

• Short Street Area

• South Bike Path

• Stockbridge Park

• Westgate Park

• Westmoor Park

• Woodward Park

Earlier this month, Franklin County Public Health said a pool of mosquitoes from a trap in the Norwich Township area near Hilliard tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first positive West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Franklin County this season.

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