On Friday, Peel Public Well being confirmed its first human case of West Nile Virus for 2016. An eighty yr outdated male Mississauga resident began displaying flu-like signs in early-September and has examined constructive for West Nile Virus.
“This primary case confirms that there’s West Nile exercise in Peel and is a reminder to residents to guard themselves from mosquito bites,” stated Paul Callanan, Director of Environmental Well being at Area of Peel. “Whereas danger of changing into contaminated continues to be low, most individuals who contract the illness present no signs, 20 per cent will expertise gentle flu-like signs, and about one in one hundred fifty is liable to creating a extra extreme type of the illness.”
Residents are inspired to guard themselves from mosquito bites by doing the next:
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