Date: September 19, 2018

Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 14.

Temp
17.1C

Environment Canada
Text Size >   A   A   A

Printer Friendly

News Releases Archive

News Releases

Second Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:29 AM

Point Edward, ON - Test results received today by Lambton Public Health confirm mosquitoes collected from a trap located in Corunna on August 23 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

The presence of WNV has already been confirmed in Lambton County after a mosquito pool in Wyoming and a crow in Sarnia tested positive earlier this season.

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.

-30-

Please contact:

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