Date: September 19, 2017

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Local Crow Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, August 4, 2017 11:37 AM

Point Edward, ON – Test results received today by Lambton Public Health confirm a dead crow found in Sarnia's north end in mid-July has tested positive for the West Nile virus (WNV).

This is the second positive finding as part of WNV surveillance. A mosquito pool in Petrolia tested positive last week.

WNV is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Reduce your risk.

  • Take precautions to avoid mosquitoes and bites;
  • Reduce mosquito breeding areas around your home; and
  • Support surveillance by reporting dead birds.

To report a dead bird, call the West Nile virus info line at 519-383-3824 or toll-free at 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3824. Visit the website www.lambtonhealth.on.ca to learn more about precautions to remove dead birds and the prevention of mosquitoes and bites.

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Please Contact:

Lori Lucas
Supervisor
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 ext. 3574
lori.lucas@county-lambton.on.ca