Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in Simcoe

Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

The child experienced neurological symptoms and was hospitalized.

Reports of West Nile infection comes after the deadly spread of the Nipah virus in the district.

The person with the first human case of West Nile Virus to be identified in Manitoba this year is a child.

"These traps are tested weekly from June to September and with this recent confirmation of West Nile virus activity, we are increasing our efforts in the area surrounding the positive traps by looking for breeding sites and re-treating catch basins with larvicide", Paul Callanan, Director of Health Protection at the Region of Peel, said in a statement released Thursday.

Humans can catch the virus through mosquito bites.

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The West Nile Virus has been detected in numerous states, including New York, California and Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Fairfax County health officials said they had five reports of people contracting West Nile virus past year but none in 2016. "You should wear insect repellant if you go outside during dusk or dawn and should remove standing water around your home".

Less than 1 percent of infected people develop the sometimes fatal neuro-invasive illness.

People 60 and older or people with medical conditions are at the greatest risk. Do not spray repellent on the skin under your clothing.

The best way to prevent infection from any mosquito-borne illness, including West Nile Virus, is to use mosquito repellent that contains DEET and by covering up during outdoor activities - wearing shoes, socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt.

Officials also recommend dumping out standing water that can collect in old tires, planters, buckets, toys, flowerpots, trash cans and birdbaths.

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