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WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATE
July 29, 2015
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) has been made aware of the state’s first probable case of West Nile Virus. The affected person is a resident of Lakewood who has been under medical care and has resumed normal daily activity.
In addition, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has confirmed that a mosquito trap in the city of Maple Heights has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It is typical at this time of year for infected mosquitoes to be positively identified. Trapping mosquitoes is an important facet of our local control program as it helps local health departments and ODH effectively monitor disease activity.
“We are coming up on the greatest risk period for exposure,” said Dr. Scott Frank, Director of the Shaker Heights Health Department. “From August into September, we historically see the number of West Nile Virus human cases increase nationwide so the potential is definitely there for us to see more people become affected.”
Both locally and nationally, humans who contract the virus typically report that they DID NOT USE mosquito repellent when they were outdoors and before becoming ill. This indicates the urgent need for the public to use repellent when performing yard work, tending a garden or relaxing outside.
CCBH Health Commissioner Terry Allan says being prepared is the best defense when it comes to preventing mosquito bites.
“By taking the proper precautions, you can greatly reduce your risk for exposure,” said Allan. “This would include using mosquito repellent, remaining indoors at peak times, covering your arms and legs by wearing appropriate clothing, and eliminating standing water around your home.”
Residents and businesses throughout the county are urged to be aware of the ways in which they can decrease their chance for exposure, including when to go outside.
“It is important to stress that daily mosquito activity is most prevalent at dawn and dusk,” said Cleveland Department of Public Health Director Toinette Parilla. “If you need to be outdoors during those hours, please be sure to use repellent and follow our recommended guidelines in order to avoid bites and possible infection.”
Local officials are asked to remind residents about the importance of taking personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites by placing information and a prevention message on community websites, cable access channels, city marquees, and in printed newsletters.
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
West Nile Virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.
Most people will experience no symptoms. A small number of people, typically less than one out of one hundred, become infected and develop West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, an inflammation of the brain or the area around the brain which requires hospitalization. In some cases, especially among older persons, it can result in death. Symptoms of severe illness include headache, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors (shaking), convulsions, coma, and paralysis. There is no specific treatment for the West Nile Virus infection.
People who experience symptoms commonly associated with West Nile Virus such as high fever, headaches, muscle aches, vomiting and loss of appetite within 2-15 days after a mosquito bite should contact a doctor.
GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING MOSQUITO ACTIVITY AND REDUCING HUMAN EXPOSURE:
1. Dispose of containers that collect water such as buckets, scrap tires, cans, and flower pots.
2. Eliminate areas of standing water.
3. Repair leaky outdoor faucets that leave puddles.
4. Empty and refill bird baths at least once a week.
5. Clean, drain and cover pools or hot tubs if not in use.
6. Unclog all gutters and drains.
7. Fill tree holes with tar or cement.
8. Tightly screen all openings of your home.
9. Keep children indoors during times of peak mosquito activity - one hour before and one hour after sunset.
10. Wear light-colored clothing that covers arms and legs.
11. Use insect repellent on both skin and clothing. Repellents should contain DEET, picaridin or lemon eucalyptus oil for skin and permethrin for clothing. Follow label directions.
Please contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to report areas of persistent standing water or heavy populations of biting mosquitoes at 216-201-2000. You may also visit us online at www.ccbh.net.
For more information about West Nile Virus and mosquito trapping, please contact:
Joe Lynch - Program Manager
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216-201-2001 x 1200
Rock Radio Band Concert at the Amphitheater
Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00 pm
The goal of this band is simple, yet complex. They strive
to entertain audiences with songs that were not only FM
radio favorites (with a few rarities as well) from the 60's, 70's
and 80's, but narrowing those choices to songs that feature
dynamic vocal harmonies, sing-a-long choruses and dance
floor appeal. Grab a mini tambourine or other percussive
instrument they provide and join in the fun.
You will have fun rain or shine!
In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in Council Chambers.
Teens - Are you interested in a career in law enforcement?
Orange Village and Solon Police Departments are offering an opportunity for young adults, at least 14 years of age and graduates of the eight grade through 20 years of age, the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement. This comprehensive program includes training, competition, service and practical experiences. Meetings will be held every Thursday from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. More information and eligibility requirements will be available soon on our web site.
You may also contact Explorer Post Leader, Patrol Officer Court Perkins via email at email@example.com
New Dog Park - Coming Soon
A dog park is being created as a fenced in area near the entrance to the baseball
diamond on White Drive. Separate fenced in areas will be provided for larger dogs and smaller dogs.
It is our hope that Orange Village Dog Park will
be a wonderful place for your dogs to run and
play. It is a new venture for the Village and we are
hopeful that if everyone will read and follow the rules
1. All dogs must have collars, wear tags, be
licensed as required by section 505.03 of the
code and vaccinated as required by the Board
2. Dogs must be leashed outside of the dog park
at all times.
3. Children under 6 are prohibited and children
7-16 must be under adult supervision at all
4. Owners must be within the fenced area and
be in verbal command of their dogs at all
5. Dogs under 4 months and dogs in heat are
6. Owners are responsible for damage and/or
injury caused by their dog.
7. No dogs declared dangerous are permitted
within the dog park.
8. Dogs showing signs of aggression must be
9. Owners are responsible for clean-up and
disposal of waste left by their dogs.
10. No animals other than dogs are permitted.
11. No glass, human food, dog food or treats are
permitted within the fenced area.
12. Smoking is prohibited.
13. Any dog bite to a human shall be immediately
reported to the Board of health.
14. The dog park is open from dawn to dusk.
To enhance the dog park experience, please also
consider the following guidelines:
A. Bring fresh water for your dog and his own
B. Wear clothing that is appropriate for the dog
park. You might get muddy and dirty.
C. Choke and prong collars are strongly
D. Always keep your dog on a leash coming and
leaving from the dog park. Orange Village’s
leash law will apply in the park. The leash
should be removed in the designated holding
area before you let your dog into the park.
Please note that unattended dogs will be
By following these rules
it will be a great area for your dogs
and a recreational enhancement to the Village.
We had a near miss involving a child
on a bicycle and a landscaper’s
truck. This near miss was avoided
because the truck driver was following the
speed limit and paying very close attention
to the safe operation of his vehicle.
Please be vigilant while driving on our
Sidewalks are not availalbe on
all streets in Orange Village and children
ride their bikes in the street.
Residents and elected officials have reported cars
exceeding the speed limit and rolling through stop signs.
The police department takes these complaints very
seriously, however, we would rather see compliance
with the traffic laws as opposed to heavy enforcement
on our residents. Please help the Orange Police
Department by heeding this friendly reminder that speed
limits and stop signs need to be obeyed. Do your part so our pedestrians and bicyclists do not get hurt.
Enhanced Exterior Maintenance Inspection Program
Orange Village is conducting the exterior maintenance
In response to recent survey
results indicating a growing concern for the decline in
property upkeep throughout the community, the building
department will be stepping up its property maintenance enforcement.
and Zoning Inspector will drive through the community and evaluate the condition
of properties via a site inspection from the street. Exterior areas of all properties shall be kept free of any
objects, materials or conditions which may create a health, accident or fire hazard or adversely affect the
value of surrounding properties: including but not limited to such objects, materials or conditions as peeling
paint or bare untreated exterior surfaces, broken or dilapidated fences, decks, porches and accessory
structures, missing or broken windows and doors, unlicensed or immovable vehicles, and/or collections
of junk, rubbish or debris outside dwelling structures. If the inspector sees any violations of the Village’s
Ordinances, he will document the violation then prepare a first notice letter to the property owner. Property
owners will then have ten (10) days to contact Tom Shields, our Housing and Zoning Inspector, with either a
plan to correct the violation(s) or with a statement of intent to appeal the violation(s). If the property owner
does not contact the Housing and Zoning Inspector within the designated time specified in the letter, they
will be expected to correct the listed violation(s) within thirty (30) days of the date of the initial violation letter.
A follow-up inspection will be made after 30 days. If the owner has corrected the violation(s), the file will
be closed. However, if the violation(s) still exists the Inspector will generate a second and final violation
ticket. If the property owner refuses to cooperate with the Housing and Zoning inspector (or the Building
Commissioner) and does not file an appeal, the matter will be turned over to the Village Prosecutor to
proceed with legal action. A list of the violations, including the ordinance number
that the inspector will be looking at can be found on the Village Website under
the building tab.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Housing and Zoning
Inspector Tom Shields at 440-287-5134 or Building Commissioner Dave Strichko
E-scrap & Hazardous Waste
Items will be accepted on the first Friday of
every month, at the Service Department from 7am to 3pm
Open House - Exhibits - Prizes & More!
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Open House has fun for everyone! September 19 - Cuyahoga Heights
Caring About Residents - Encouraging Service
Our Mission is to provide a clearinghouse for volunteer, non-technical help to Orange Village residents. In addition, to create a resource for communicating other volunteer and Village provided services available in our community.
What is CARES?
Orange Village CARES is a volunteer program to provide a “helping hand” to Orange Village residents. Examples of services provided include, but are not limited to:
Assistance will be assessed on an individual basis and is intended to be non-technical and short term.
- Change battery in smoke detector
- Change lightbulbs
- Take recycling/trash containers to the curb/bring back
- Move boxes or furniture that are too heavy
- Fix broken locks
Who is eligible?
Any resident of Orange Village is eligible to receive temporary assistance.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for this service. The volunteers are from different organizations throughout the community and Orange Village residents.
How do I get assistance with the program?
You must first complete the application for volunteer program services, waiver and release forms. Your request will be evaluated and you will be contacted to coordinate the next steps, which may include a site visit to meet you and evaluate the needed services.
Can I Volunteer?
Yes, we are always looking for individuals or groups to volunteer. Please complete the
agreement, waiver and
Volunteers are urgently needed to make this program a success!