Health Unit Officials: West Nile Activity Becoming More Widespread
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is warning residents that West Nile Virus activity is becoming more wide spread.
A trap was set up near Springbank and Wharencliffe Road and tested positive for West Nile, which the Health Unit announced on July 24th.
But now the Health Unit says an additional 8 traps, including the season's first in Middlesex county, have tested positive for the virus.
The latest traps to test positive were located in the McKellar Street area of Glencoe; in East London, near Clarke Road and Trafalgar; in Northeast London near Glenora and Adelaide Street; in South London, near Wellington and Southdale Roads; and North London near Huron and Adelaide Streets.
Health Unit officials say you can protect yourself and your family by taking steps to reduce mosquito habitats by removing standing water where it gathers, and using an insect repellent that contains DEET.