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More possible human West Nile cases; 10 people test positive in Windsor area

08/23/2012 05:41 EDT | Updated 10/23/2012 05:12 EDT
WINDSOR, Ont. - There are six more possible cases of West Nile virus in Windsor-Essex, bringing the number of human cases to 10 this year.

Medical officer of health Dr. Alan Heimann says he has received word of six more cases that have tested positive in initial lab results since Aug. 15.

Full testing hasn't been done yet.

Heimann says there have been no deaths from West Nile but the number of cases is higher than in recent years — there were only two identified cases last year.

Heimann says none of the cases are in hospital, and he says the lab results are the result of tests done by physicians on outpatient basis.

Heimann also says five more positive mosquito pools have been found in Windsor-Essex for a total of 21 this year.

(CKLW)

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