Toronto has its first positive case of West Nile virus.
Toronto Public Health says two mosquito traps in the city have tested positive.
In a statement, Dr. Barbara Yafee, Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health said “The positive test result is a good reminder for Toronto residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to remove standing water from their properties to prevent mosquito breeding.”
Forty-three mosquito traps are set up in the city for testing from the beginning of June to the end of September. Testing is done on a weekly basis.
Last year in Toronto, there were 18 positive mosquito traps and 13 confirmed human cases.
There have been no human cases of the virus so far this summer.