No Concern With West Nile In NWO Region

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 07:26 AM

The Northwestern Health Unit isn't concerned with a Brock University report warning of a West Nile Virus "epidemic."

It's predicting as many as 500 human cases of the disease to strike Ontario.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kit Young Hoon stresses you generally need warm weather for the virus to spread among mosquito's

She says our just doesn't have the climate necessary.

She notes they may receive the odd mosquito that tests positive for West Nile.

Mosquito season generally wraps up in October.