Manitoba Health is reporting the province’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this season, a female in her 60s who lives in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.

Additionally, a pool of culex tarsalis mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus has been collected in Brandon. 

This is the second positive pool to date.

The risk of exposure to West Nile virus is currently low, but likely to increase in the coming weeks, as the highest risk period is historically in late July and early August. 

Manitobans are reminded that it takes just a single bite from an infected mosquito to contract West Nile virus.