West Nile virus confirmed by Public Health officials

Dead bird was found in north end of Sarnia


Lambton County’s Health Department has confirmed the first confirmed instance of West Nile virus, following the testing of a dead crow found in the north end of Sarnia.

Officials have said they are continuing their monitoring efforts, which include regular reporting and testing of birds as well as mosquito trap testing.

The majority of people who are infected with the virus do not get sick, according to officials. Less than 1% of people who are infected get seriously ill.

Those who do become sick typically have mild flu-like symptoms, including headache, skin rash or muscle aches.

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