Health Unit To Address More Mosquito Concerns

Another media conference will be held this morning to address mosquitoes found in Windsor-Essex.

This time, the larvae and three adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have been found during surveillance activities.

The Aedes aegypti, also known as the yellow fever mosquito, is the species responsible for the majority of human cases of Zika virus infections in the Caribbean, South America and Florida.

It is a relative of the Asian tiger mosquito that has previously been found in this area and has been known to carry the virus.

All recently collected larvae and mosquitoes in Windsor-Essex have tested negative for the Zika virus.