One Person Dies From West Nile Virus
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports that person has died from the West Nile virus.
The Health Unit stresses that the virus continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing. Most people with WNV never develop symptoms and will not know that they have the virus. Approximately 25% of the people develop West Nile fever. A small number of people (less than 1%) develop severe neuro-invasive disease.
Area residents should eliminate any standing water around their home/property and take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites.