First Cases of West Nile in Canada Reported

A public health office in Canada‘s Saskatchewan Province reported what appears to be the first human cases of West Nile virus in the country this year. Representatives from the Sun Country Health Region say that two people in southeastern Saskatchewan suffered mild forms of the disease and are now recovering.

Apart from these two cases, the Public Health Agency of Canada indicate that there have been no human cases of West Nile in the whole country for 2010. Meanwhile, local health officials had warned residents to take extra precautions against the dreaded disease, especially with the wet weather that is sweeping across the southern half of the province, which contributes to a rising number of virus-carrying mosquitoes. The office added that in spite of higher numbers of mosquitoes, the risk has been lower and do not expect to see a lot of people getting infected from the West Nile virus.

Source: CTV

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