Horses are particularly vulnerable to West Nile virus and should be vaccinated. | File photo

Prairie residents warned about West Nile virus

The first mosquitoes of the year that carry the disease were found in Sask. and Man. last month; precautions are urged

Saskatchewan and Manitoba have found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. In Manitoba, 24 mosquitoes with West Nile virus, known as the Culex tarsalis mosquito, were collected from various parts of the province between Aug. 8-14. It brings the total to 86 found this year. Mosquitoes with WNV were found in Saskatchewan the same week, located […] Read more

In Manitoba, 24 mosquitoes with West Nile virus, known as the Culex tarsalis mosquito, were collected from various parts of the province between Aug. 8-14. It brings the total to 86 found this year. | File photo

West Nile Virus mosquitoes found in Man., Sask.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba have found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. In Manitoba, 24 mosquitoes with West Nile virus, known as the Culex tarsalis mosquito, were collected from various parts of the province between Aug. 8-14. It brings the total to 86 found this year. Mosquitoes with WNV were found in Saskatchewan the same week, located […] Read more