Mississauga resident is 1st human West Nile virus case in Peel

September 24, 2016 12:21 PM

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Mississauga resident is 1st human West Nile virus case in Peel

On Friday, Peel Public Health confirmed its first human case of West Nile Virus for 2016. An 80 year old male Mississauga resident started showing flu-like symptoms in early-September and has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

“This first case confirms that there is West Nile activity in Peel and is a reminder to residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” said Paul Callanan, Director of Environmental Health at Region of Peel. “While risk of becoming infected is still low, most people who contract the disease sh...

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