August 28, 2003

York Region reports positive WNv mosquito pools - Correction

NEWMARKET - Please be advised that media releases issued yesterday and today (August 27th and 28th), misstated the intersection of where the mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus (WNv) were trapped.

The three mosquito traps that were tested and found positive for WNv were located near the intersection of Dufferin Street and the King-Vaughan Road (not King Sideroad) in the City of Vaughan. The King-Vaughan Road is approximately one kilometre south of King Sideroad.

York Region Health Services regrets any inconvenience caused by this error.

Contact: Patrick Casey, Corporate Communications Services

(905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, Ext. 1235 or (905) 715-8211 (cell)


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Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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