Lambton resident tests positive for West Nile Virus

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The first human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Lambton.

Public health officials said Tuesday there have been 41 cases of the virus across the province this year. The virus – which is transmitted to human by a mosquito bite – was found in mosquitoes in Wyoming, Corunna, Forest and Sarnia this summer.

Officials did not release any information about the person infected.

Public health says the case is a reminder that you need to take precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites until the frost begins, ending the mosquito breeding season.

Officials add people should be eliminate breeding sites at their home by dumping out any standing water.