The Region of Peel-Public Health’s viral testing laboratory has advised Peel Public Health that adult mosquito traps located in Ward 3 have produced positive results for West Nile virus. The Region of Peel has had no confirmed human cases of West Nile virus this season.
Peel Public Health encourages residents to take extra precautions during dusk and dawn when mosquito activity is higher. Wear light coloured, long sleeved shirts and pants and use mosquito repellent containing DEET if older than six months of age. Children under six months can be protected with insect netting.
You can help by eliminating mosquito breeding sites:
- Remove items that collect water.
- Turn over old tires or wheelbarrows; empty out pails and plastic wading pools; change the water in your birdbaths often.
- Report standing water if present longer than a week on public property at ca/westnile or by calling Region of Peel – Public Health.
For more information, visit peelregion.ca/westnile or call Region of Peel – Public Health at 905-799-7700 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.