West Nile virus found in Brantford-Brant County

Three residents have tested positive for West Nile virus in the Brantford-area.

The Brant County Health Unit also has confirmed a mosquito pool with 11 mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in West Brant.

Public Health Inspector Diana Duncan say they are continuing to monitor and control local mosquito activity, which includes trapping and applying pesticide treatments to storm sewer catch basins to kill mosquito larvae.

The Health Unit says only 1 in 150 people infected with WNV will experience symptoms, and of those, only 20 per cent will become seriously ill.

 

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