WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN TORONTO

Aug 02, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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The first human case of West Nile Virus has been reported here in Toronto.

Toronto Public Health says a 68-year-old man became infected with West Nile Virus in mid July and is recovering at home.

He was not admitted to hospital for the infection.

Dr. Barbara Yaffe is Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto.

She says the risk of being infected with West Nile is low.

Close to 80 per cent of people infected do not get sick  and less than one per cent become seriously ill.

 

 

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