West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

  • West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

A crow tested positive in Sarnia in late July.

Southwestern public health is alerting the public that a mosquito has tested positive for West Nile virus for the second time in as many weeks.

The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus.

DCHHS said there is now no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus.

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.

Since 2000, 134 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in CT residents and three people have died after being infected with the virus.

Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms at all, or they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue.

Less than 1% of people infected with the virus get seriously ill.