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Several mosquito pools across Ontario have recently tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this summer.

Toronto Public Health reports that five pools have tested positive in Etobicoke, North York and west Toronto for the first time this year. However, the risk of being infected with WNV is still low in Toronto, according to a news release on August 8.

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Toronto Public Health just announced a human case of West Nile virus has been found in Toronto for the first time this year.

In a news release on Thursday, TPH said it has "received a positive laboratory report confirming Toronto's first reported case of West Nile virus in 2021 in an adult resident."

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Officials are asking residents to take precautions after the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap in York Region.

According to a press release, the infected mosquitos were discovered in Markham near Steeles Avenue East and Bayview Avenue.

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The first human case of West Nile virus has just been confirmed by public health officials in the GTA. Laboratory results confirmed that the infected person, who is a resident of Markham, is indeed carrying the virus.

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