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Thursday July 25th, 2013

Posted at 10:08am

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports that a mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor-Essex County this year.

Officials say that certain types of mosquitoes spread WNV, a potentially serious infection to humans. To date, no human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified in Windsor-Essex County. However, this first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in our community.

The health Unit urges Windsor-Essex County residents should continue to protect themselves against mosquitoes. They say that this is a good reminder for residents to eliminate any standing water and to take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites.

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