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SECOND MOSQUITO TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
8/7/2018 2:13:01 PM

The Southwest Public Health Unit is alerting residents that a second mosquito has tested positive for the West Nile Virus in two weeks. A mosquito in Drumbo tested positive for the virus during routine testing.
         
A mosquito in Woodstock tested positive for the virus last week. It is important to note that while the mosquitoes have tested positive, these are not human cases of the West Nile Virus.     
   
Program Director Peter Haywood says that the summer warm weather has helped mosquitoes breed.

    
      
Haywood says that it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the West Nile Virus.
        
The Health Unit encourages you to wear long sleeved pants and clothing to protect yourself against bites and to wear repellent that contains DEET.   
           
They also recommend cleaning water holding containers such as bird baths and pet water dishes that may be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.   
        

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