West Nile virus has again made the headlines as hospital authorities are reporting a higher number of affected human cases, the major effect of the virus in seen towards the south of the border. With similar fears, an Ontario health expert is claiming to see no respite soon from this mosquito-borne virus, which he believes will stay in the region longer this time.
“Our concern should mirror every year”, Dr. Colin Lee of Public Health Ontario told Canada AM on Friday. “This is probably here to stay every summer and we are advising the same kinds of precautions”.
The statements announcing the affected cases came from the health officials in Toronto on Thursday. They have confirmed two probable human cases of the virus including an 80-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman.
Tensions are higher for the Toronto Public Health officials because they believe that both the cases contracted the virus in the city only fearing that other people in the region are at similar risks of contracting the deadly virus.
They detailed about their check over the travel histories of people and confirmed that no clue has been found relating the contraction to any other place.
Saskatchewan has also reported its first human case of the virus on Friday, confirm health officials. The virus was discovered in Regina when the affected individual was preparing to donate blood.