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West Nile Virus In Toronto Confirms The First Human Case Of The Year

It's official. The first human case of West Nile virus in Toronto has been confirmed. 

Public Health announced on Tuesday morning that an adult resident of the city had tested positive for the virus. 

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Toronto Public Health has received a positive laboratory report identifying Toronto’s first reported case of West Nile virus for 2020 in an adult resident.


Toronto Public Health

The news comes after a mosquito near Toronto had been found carrying West Nile.

Toronto Public Health reports that symptoms can take two to 14 days to show up, and may include fever, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, body aches, rashes, and swollen lymph glands.

In 2019, there were nine confirmed human cases in Toronto, according to a news release. 

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