Niagara Region Public Health is informing residents that Niagara has acquired its first affirmation of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in 2019. To date, within the Niagara area no human instances have been reported to Public Health.
While the mosquitoes that examined constructive had been present in St. Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, and West Lincoln, all Niagara residents ought to take the required precautions to stop West Nile Virus. To cut back the danger of being bitten by mosquitoes and probably uncovered to West Nile Virus, residents are reminded to:
– Wear long-sleeved shirts, lengthy pants, socks and sneakers when outside
– Whenever you utilize mosquito repellent, apply a product containing DEET or Icaridin, and thoroughly learn and comply with the producer’s instructions
– Drain any areas of standing or stagnant water in your property regularly, together with fowl baths, previous tires, pails, toys and wheelbarrows
– Make positive all home windows and doorways in your house have screens which are in good situation
Residents with inquiries about West Nile Virus can name 905-688-8248 ext. 7590, or 1-888-505-6074. Further details about West Nile Virus and updates might be discovered on-line on the Niagara Region Public Health web site.