TORONTO REPORTS 1ST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS FOR 2016
Sep 01, 2016
By Bob Komsic
An adult resident has tested positive for West Nile virus – the first such case in the city this year.
Toronto Public Health says it’s also investigating two probable cases.
Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Howard Shapiro says, ”While the risk of becoming infected with West Nile virus in Toronto remains low, we ask that residents take the proper precautions to protect themselves.”
That includes wearing light coloured clothing include long-sleeved shirts, pants, sock and a hat and using mosquito repellent; especially at dusk and dawn which are peak mosquito-biting times.
Residents are also asked to remove any standing water from their property to discourage mosquitoes from breeding.