Public health ­department warning of West Nile risk

Record Staff
Public health ­department warning of West Nile risk

Although already in the latter end of summer, Quebec’s ministry of Health and Social Services is warning that it is not too late to contract West Nile Virus. Following the detection of the mosquito-borne virus in the province, the ministry is encouraging the population to continue to take preventative measures during the remainder of the mosquito season.
“The discovery of these first infected mosquitoes invites us to caution and to take every step we can to avoid being bitten,” said Horatio Arruda, Quebec’s director of public health. “It continues to be important at the end of the summer as there are still plenty of activities taking place that put us at risk of infection.” See full story in the Friday, Aug. 23 edition of The Record.

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