West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Lindsay, the first case in the region this year.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports a batch of mosquitos trapped in lindsay on Aug. 18 has tested positive for the virus.
The health unit says it’s an important reminder to cover up when outside and wear insect repellent containing Deet. Owners are also encouraged to remove any standing water around their property.
West Nile has been detected in 58 batches of mosquitoes in Ontario so far this year – half of the cases coming Aug. 7-13.
But there have been no human cases of West Nile virus reported in the province.