Date: December 12, 2018

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Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2:00 PM

Point Edward, ON - Test results received today by Lambton Public Health confirm mosquitoes collected from a trap located in Wyoming on August 1 tested positive for the West Nile virus (WNV).

This is the second positive finding as part of WNV surveillance. A crow in Sarnia tested positive in late July.

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
  • Support surveillance by reporting dead birds

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

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Please contact:
Lori Lucas
Supervisor, Health Protection
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 ext. 3574
lori.lucas@county-lambton.on.ca