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Friday August 21st, 2015

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports that since June 24th, twelve mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus throughout the region.

They warn that the steady and growing number of positive mosquito pools are a reminder for Windsor-Essex County residents to continue to protect themselves, as certain types of mosquitoes spread the virus, a potentially serious infection to humans.

Area residents are urged to eliminate any standing water around their home/property and take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites.

The Health Unit, along with each municipality, will continue to monitor for West Nile Virus activity. The 2015 larviciding program began on May 29th and will continue throughout the summer season, along with the investigation of standing water complaints and the distribution of educational materials.

To date, the Health Unit has not received any reports of a human case of the West Nile Virus.

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