Two cases of West Nile virus infections have been reported in Saskatchewan's southeast.
Officials from the Sun Country Health Region say two people people had mild forms of the infection and were recovering.
According to the provincial ministry of health, the two cases are the first in humans noted for 2010. The ministry said the infections arose from exposure to the virus in the first or second weeks of August.
The current risk of infection is described as very low and officials say the 2010 summer has been relatively quiet when it comes to the virus.
"In spite of very high numbers of mosquitoes in early August ... this has been a low activity year for West Nile virus in Saskatchewan," the ministry noted in a media release Wednesday.