July 11, 2003

West Nile Virus Community Open Houses

Media Briefing: Dr. Hanif Kassam, Associate Medical Officer of Health, will speak to the issue of adulticiding at a media briefing on Monday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the Great Hall, York Region Administrative Centre.

Newmarket York Region Health Services is offering a second series of West Nile virus public information open houses in all nine area municipalities. This series will include information on the York Region West Nile virus control strategy's option to use malathion to control the adult mosquito population and reduce the risk of exposure to West Nile virus.

Do you have health-related questions about West Nile virus or the possible use of malathion? Drop-in anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:



Monday July 14

Town of Markham

Civic Centre Council Chambers

101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham

Tuesday July 15

Town of East Gwillimbury

Civic Centre Council Chambers

19000 Leslie Street, Sharon

Wednesday July 16

Town of Georgina

Civic Centre Council Chambers

26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick

Thursday July 17

Town of Newmarket

Municipal Offices Council Chambers

395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket

Monday July 21

Town of Aurora

Town Hall Council Chambers

100 John West Way, Aurora

Tuesday July 22

City of Vaughan

Civic Centre Council Chambers

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan

Wednesday July 23

Town of Richmond Hill

Town Offices Council Chambers

225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill

Thursday July 24

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Town Offices Council Chambers

37 Sandiford Drive, 4th Floor, Stouffville

Tuesday July 29

Township of King

Municipal Offices Council Chambers

2075 King Road, King City

For details, call York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.region.york.on.ca



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