It may not be talked about every day, but West Nile Virus is still a threat.
There were 53 human cases of the virus and one death in Ontario last year.
West Nile spreads to humans through mosquito bites.
Dale Lyttle is a Senior Inspector with the Perth District Health Unit.
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He tells us one of the best ways you can reduce your risk:
Lyttle tells us just how quickly mosquitoes can breed:
You can find more information about West Nile Virus, and how to prevent its spread, at the PDHU’s website.