Lab results received by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit this week confirm a batch of mosquitoes collected in Lindsay on July 23 have tested positive for West Nile virus.   As a result, the health unit is urging people to protect themselves from the  bite of mosquitoes that can spread West Nile virus.  The finding of West Nile virus in this area is not unusual.  In both 2013 and 2014, West Nile virus was also detected in mosquitoes trapped by the health unit.  Typically, the risk of West Nile virus remains in southern Ontario until the first heavy frost in the fall, Ovcharovich notes.

(Written By: Rick Lowes)