According to Saskatchewan Health, eleven West Nile positive mosquito pools have been identified in the province with eight in the Estevan area.

Phil Curry, an Entomologist and West Nile Virus Coordinator for Saskatchewan Health, says the southeast is particularly prone to the mosquitoes that carry the virus because of the generally warmer climate.

Residents are reminded to avoid being outside at dusk and dawn when the mosquitoes are most active, wear light coloured clothing, use an insect repellent that contains DEET, and eliminate any standing water near your home and in your yard.