Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Manitoba

Human Case Of West Nile

WINNIPEG - Manitoba has its first case of West Nile virus this summer.

According to a bulletin from the province, it was found in a resident of Winnipeg.

West Nile has also been detected in three horses in rural areas and two birds inside the Perimeter Highway.

The bulletin also says there are no plans for more adult mosquito spraying operations.

In mid-July, the government said conditions were ideal for mosquitos that carry the virus to thrive.

From 2012 to 2018, Manitoba saw 112 cases of West Nile. Nearly 40 per cent of them involved hospitalization, and 11 required intensive care.

Manitobans can call Health Links at 1-888-315-9257 for information about the West Nile virus.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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