Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Mississauga

 

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been found in Mississauga.

Health officials announced in a statement that some mosquitos tested positive for the virus. 

Mosquitoes collected in the area of Dundas Street West and Old Carriage Road tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

Previously, the Peel Region announced that mosquitos taken from the Mclaughlin Road South and Steeles Avenue West area of Brampton carried the virus.

While 70 - 80 per cent of West Nile patients show no symptoms, health officials warn that people with greater health risks, such as children and elders, should be aware of the virus’ presence in the region.

Symptoms include fever, headache, and rashes and may appear up to 2 weeks after being bitten.

Residents should cover up any skin while in densely wooded areas, wear bug spray, and remove any stagnant water from the property as mosquitoes may lay eggs in it.

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