More West Nile Found In Manitoba

More West Nile Found

WINNIPEG - New West Nile virus has been detected in Manitoba mosquitoes and birds.

The latest update from the province says the sickness has now been found in mosquitoes in Winnipeg, Brandon, Carman and Ste. Anne.

West Nile is also showing up in birds, four in Winnipeg and one in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region.

The virus was first found in the province about a month ago and the initial human case of the summer was confirmed at the end of July.

You can lessen your risk of contracting West Nile by avoiding mosquitoes.

Limit your time outside at dusk and dawn and also use bug spray and wear loose-fitting clothing.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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