West Nile virus warn­ing

The Glengarry News - - News -

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.

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