West Nile Virus General News 

First Human Case of West Nile Virus

August 18, 2017 – Residents Reminded to Take Precautions Today Peterborough Public Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) acquired locally. “With confirmation of our first human case of the season, we encourage residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of West Nile virus in our area,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “The wet summer is giving mosquitoes more places to breed, so we urge residents to keep their properties clean of standing water and brush and protect themselves from mosquito bites.”…

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General News 

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The mosquitoes were trapped from July 17 to 19, 2017. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year.  During the summer months and early fall, PPH sets five traps weekly; three traps are in fixed locations and two others rotate throughout the Peterborough City and County. “Now that we’ve identified mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus in our area, it’s especially important that residents…

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West Nile Virus Detected in Lindsay Area

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes Trapped in Lindsay; Area Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions – Local Lindsay area residents are asked to fight the bite of mosquitoes, now that West Nile virus has been detected for the first time this year in the Health Unit region. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has received lab confirmation that a batch of mosquitoes collected in Lindsay on August 18 have tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first time in 2016 that West Nile virus has been…

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