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July 31, 2012
Peak West Nile Virus season in Toronto
Toronto Public Health is currently seeing higher numbers of mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile Virus.

Toronto Public Health and the Canadian Centre of Mosquito Management will host an interview and photo opportunity to demonstrate larviciding in catch basins. Dr. Howard Shapiro, Associate Medical Officer of Health, will outline additional methods Toronto Public Health is using to reduce the mosquito population, and will provide advice on how to minimize the risk of contracting West Nile Virus from infected mosquitoes.

Date: Wednesday, August 1
Time: Noon
Location: High Park, 1873 Bloor St. W. (inside main park entrance off Bloor Street West)

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Kris Scheuer
Toronto Public Health
416-338-8020 or 416-677-6658



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