Manitoba Sees First West Nile Mosquitoes of the Season

This summer’s first Culex tarsalis mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus has been found by Manitoba Health.

The infected mosquitoes were found during the week of July 1 from adult mosquito traps near Portage la Prairie and the Sandy Bay First Nation. However, there have been no human cases so far this summer in Manitoba.

Manitoba Health said Thursday that so far, numbers this week show that Culex tarsalis mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile virus, has increased, and the risk of infection will slowly increase as well.

For more information about West Nile virus, Manitobans can call Health Links at 1-888-315-9257.

-Staff

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