West Nile has been discovered in the Quinte region.
Officials with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit confirm direct evidence of the virus discovered in a mosquito in or around Belleville.
West Nile Virus is spread by an infected mosquito to animals or humans.
There is no current treatment or vaccination for West Nile Virus.
It cannot be transmitted human to human.
Symptoms include fever, weak muscles, stiffness, headache, light sensitivity, numbness or even vision loss, however the majority of humans do not show symptoms.
The elderly are especially susceptible to West Nile Virus.
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