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West Nile virus kills 2 in Windsor

CityNews | posted Tuesday, Sep 12th, 2017

An adult mosquito is shown in the laboratory as the 2007 West Nile Virus program of the Middlesex-London Health Unit kicked off in Strathroy, Ont., on May 10, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Health officials say two people in the Windsor area have died as a result of the West Nile virus.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirms that two deaths within the last week have been attributed to the virus.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Doctor Wajid Ahmed says the two people who died were seniors.

The health unit says the virus will continue to be a risk in the area until temperatures dip below freezing.

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