Toronto Public Health (TPH) has confirmed its first human case of west nile virus in the city this year.
TPH continues to investigate where the virus was acquired, as the resident had potential exposures in Toronto and outside of the city.
Public health says the risk of being infected with West Nile Virus is low but they remind residents to take precautions, including :
Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors, use mosquito repellent, stay indoors during peak mosquito-biting time (dusk and dawn) and remove standing water from your property.
Symptoms for west nile usually develop between two and 15 days after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito.
Symptoms include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, body ache, skin rash and swollen glands.
In 2013, 18 positive mosquito pools and 12 human cases were reported to Toronto Public Health. In 2014, 10 positive mosquito pools and three human cases were reported to TPH.