Peoria County mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County

In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season.

West Nile virus was also found in one horse and 10 birds this week, and experts say it won't slow down anytime soon.

So for this year in Ontario, three probable or confirmed human cases of West Nile virus have been reported.

The West Nile virus program includes larviciding at catch basins. The Health Unit has been trapping and testing mosquitoes since June.

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She also refused to say if Brexit would reduce immigration, answering: "Brexit is an opportunity". "We've had some constructive responses so far".

Lyttle added people are most at risk of contracting West Nile virus during the months of July and August.

The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has recorded its first human case of West Nile virus this year.

Symptoms usually develop between two and 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of the virus are fever, headaches or physical weakness. Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and a hat is recommended, as is using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin.

Lambton Public Health is encouraging residents to continue taking usual precautions to avoid mosquitoes and bites, as well as reducing mosquito breeding grounds around properties by eliminating standing water.

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