Second trap of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

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The bugs continue to potentially deliver the bug – mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, that is.

According to CK Public Heath, for the second time this summer, a trap in the municipality collected mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile.

This one was from Aug. 31 in Dresden. The first was Aug. 24 from a north Chatham trap.

West Nile Virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Many people infected with the virus experience no symptoms. Some may experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue. In rare cases, infected individuals may experience more severe illness, including stiff neck, nausea, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, and lack of co-ordination or paralysis.

Anyone with severe symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Older individuals and those with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of severe illness.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call CK Public Health at 519-355-1071.

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