Signs Of West Nile In Windsor-Essex

A mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex has tested positive for West Nile Virus. 

This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor-Essex County this year.

So far in 2018, no human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified in Windsor-Essex County — however, this first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in our community. 

According to the Health Unit, local residents should continue to protect themselves against mosquitoes by using insect repellent that contain DEET and wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat when outdoors.