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West Nile Virus Safety Tips

A mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile virus in Sharon. Follow these steps to prevent mosquito bites and reduce your risk:

  • Take precautions in the early morning and early evening when mosquitoes are more active
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin and apply it according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Wear long sleeved shirts or jackets, long pants and socks when outdoors
  • Clean up around your home by emptying containers where water collects, such as in old tires, flower pots, bird baths and wading pools

Visit www.york.ca/westnilelinks to external site to learn more.