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First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Found

Tuesday August 9th, 2016, 9:16am

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The Windsor Essex Health Unit reports that a mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

This is the first sign of West Nile in Windsor-Essex County this year. The location was not made public.

To date, no human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified in Windsor-Essex County, but the first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in the area.

The Health Unit urges residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquitoes. 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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