Six Nations Public Health is warning mosquitoes infected with a rare disease that can be spread to humans have been found at Six Nations
The rare disease, Easter Equine Enephalitis Virus (EEDEV) was announced Monday.
It is spread from mosquitoes to people through a bite. There are no known cases in Canada .
If infected people with the virus do not show symptoms. Common symptoms include fevers, headaches, sore throats and other flu-like symptoms that take from four to 10 days to appear.
Less than five percent of the cases display more severe symptoms that affect the central nervous system and can escalate to seizures and comas.
Public health officials say the best way to protect against EEEV infections is to cover up skin to prevent mosquito bites, use insect repellent containing DEET and eliminate any sources of standing water.