Positive West Nile case in Brant

BRANT COUNTY — One person in Brant County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

This is the first West Nile Virus case in the county. There were no cases in the region in 2019 and five cases in 2018.

A patch of mosquitos were tested in the county this summer and came back positive for the virus.

Brant’s Medical Officer of Health says August and September are the months where the most cases of West Nile are seen. And says the risk of people having serious illness from the virus is low.

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