As we reported yesterday, the City of Saskatoon was found to have our province's first human case of West Nile Virus this year, with another suspected case in the Estevan region.


We talked with Trent Regier, Director of Population Health for the Cypress Health Region, who says that so far this year we've been lucky to not have any reported cases here in the Southwest.

Regier adds that West Nile is most active around mid-August, thanks to warm temperatures, with fairly decent levels of moisture.

To avoid catching West Nile Virus, Regier recommends you wear long sleeved clothing while outisde, avoid going outside at dusk and dawn, wear mosquito repellant with deet, and remove standing water from around the yard.