Windsor-Essex Resident Dies Of The West Nile Virus


A resident in Windsor-Essex has died of the West Nile Virus.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received a report that attributes the man's death to the virus.

In August, the health unit reported its first human case of the disease in our area.

It wants to remind people to continue to protect themselves as the virus continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing.

So far this year, 26 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus throughout the area and 8 cases of WNV have been reported to Health Unit.