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The mosquito surveillance traps in southern Saskatchewan are indicating that there are more of the Culex tarsalis mosquitoes that can spread West Nile Virus (WNS) and that some of these mosquitoes are now infected with West Nile Virus.   The first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in Sun Country Health Region were reported this week. 

"Enjoying the outdoors in August and early September?  We expect the number of Culex tarsalis mosquitoes to increase as the summer progresses and this means your risk will increase too."  Dr. Shauna Hudson and Dr. Lanre Medu want to remind you that the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus are most active at dawn and in the early evening especially immediately after sunset.

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