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Southwest residents are preparing for another season of West Nile.

West Nile has been a threat in Southwest Saskatchewan for the last couple of years.

Provincial West Nile Virus Co-ordinator, Phil Curry, says with this year’s warm temperatures, and vast amounts of precipitation, mosquito populations are bound to increase.

He adds that there are traps set up in the Southwest that allows them to test mosquitoes for the West Nile Virus.

80% of people do not experience symptoms, and less than 1% suffer from severe symptoms.

Curry does say, though, that if you suspect you have the West Nile Virus, you should go see your doctor.

So far in all tests of mosquitoes from the region, results have come back negative.