West Nile virus warning
With summer comes the return of mosquitoes and the risk of being infected by the West Nile Virus. Every year, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) encourages individuals to protect themselves and to make a habit of eliminating all mosquito breeding grounds. “West Nile Virus is a concern in our area, and people should be aware and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites when they spend time outdoors,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU.
When outdoors, the EOHU recommends that you wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods or when mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn.