Windsor has witnessed 2 deaths caused due to the West Nile virus.These were the first deaths that have been reported in the Windsor- Essex area since 2012.The victims were both elderly, who along with infants are at an increased risk due to weakened immune systems.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is warning the public to take precautions and protect themselves against the virus. The hot and wet conditions this year mean it’s a particularly bad mosquito season.
The virus continues to be a risk until the area experiences temperatures below freezing.
Since the beginning of summer there have been several cases of West Nile virus reported in Ontario and they’ve become more frequent as summer comes to an end.