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Toronto records first positive test for West Nile in a mosquito
Toronto Public Health says the test result is a good reminder to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
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Toronto has recorded its first positive test for West Nile Virus in a mosquito.

Toronto Public Health says the test result is a good reminder to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Officials say that even though the risk of becoming infected is low, you should try to avoid bites by wearing light coloured clothing, long pants and sleeves, socks and a hat.

You should also use mosquito repellent and avoid going outside during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Toronto Public Health has 43 mosquito traps in the city and tests bugs every week.

There are no known human cases yet this year. Last year, 12 human cases were reported. In 2012, there were 94 cases.

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Toronto has recorded its first positive test for West Nile Virus in a mosquito.

Toronto Public Health says the test result is a good reminder to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Officials say that even though the risk of becoming infected is low, you should try to avoid bites by wearing light coloured clothing, long pants and sleeves, socks and a hat.

You should also use mosquito repellent and avoid going outside during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Toronto Public Health has 43 mosquito traps in the city and tests bugs every week.

There are no known human cases yet this year. Last year, 12 human cases were reported. In 2012, there were 94 cases.

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