Windsor launches West Nile program as virus detected in Michigan

July 4, 2014 5:53 PM

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit launched its 2014 West Nile Virus program on Friday as officials in Michigan confirmed they have found mosquitoes with the virus for the first time this season.

Dr. Allen Heimann, medical officer of health with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, said in a statement, "Each year, we have to prepare...Residents should continue to take the proper precautions to protect themselves from being bitten."

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