(NC)—You have likely heard about West Nile virus, but may still wonder how to safeguard against it this summer. The easiest thing you can do is keep the source at bay – those irritating mosquitoes – by preventing them from breeding.
"Prevention is the best way to battle this virus, " says Dr . Colin D'Cunha, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. "Ontarians should know how the disease is spread and how to protect themselves and their families. "
Mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus from infected birds to humans. Although there is a minimal chance of being infected and even less chance of becoming ill once infected, everyone should take precautions.
The province of Ontario and many municipalities have plans in place to reduce the number of mosquitoes and help protect us from the West Nile virus, but a helping hand from everyone will go a long way to ensuring mosquito numbers are kept to a minimum.
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