Health officials are looking into two potential cases of West Nile virus in Simcoe County.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says lab results show two probable human cases of the virus, but are waiting on more test results to confirm. Reports say one of the cases was likely contracted in New Tecumseth.
“People may feel, with the end of summer approaching, that the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes is reduced,” said Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. “However, late summer and early fall is the time when the risk of acquiring West Nile virus from a bite actually increases. As long as mosquitoes continue to be active, we need to take precautions to protect ourselves from the virus.”
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