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First human case of West Nile virus detected in Manitoba

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The woman lives in the Inter-Lakes and East Health Region, the province said in a statement.

Between 2017 and 2021, 45 human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Manitoba. Among them, nine people required hospitalization and four were treated in intensive care units.

New infected mosquitoes detected in Brandon

The province says new infected mosquitoes have been discovered in Brandon.

This is the second batch of virus-carrying mosquitoes spotted in Manitoba this year. In early July, the provincial government announced that Culex mosquitoes carrying the virus had been discovered in Headingley, west of Winnipeg.

The risk of exposure to the virus is currently low, but could increase in the coming weeks, as the highest risk period is historically in late July and early August.specifies the province. Manitobans are reminded that all it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito to be contaminated, she continues.

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Most people infected develop no or only mild symptoms, the province points out.

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