West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is primarily a disease of birds, but if a mosquito feeds on the blood of infected birds, there is the potential for the mosquito then to transmit the virus to humans through bites.

Although most people do not get sick if they are bitten by an infected mosquito, there is the potential to develop symptoms that range from mild to serious.

Steps you can take to minimize your exposure to West Nile Virus include eliminating standing water in which mosquitoes breed and protecting yourself against mosquito bites.


Resources

Check here for a number of resources such as fact sheets, reports, educational material and related websites.

Fact Sheets/Reports

Protective Measures around the Home

Personal Protective Measures against Mosquitoes

Pregnancy and Personal Protective Measures

Facts about Mosquito Larvicides

What to Do about Dead Birds

2013 Vector Borne Disease Summary Report

Educational Materials

Fight the Bite Brochure

Related Websites

Health Canada

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)

Centers for Disease Control

Contact(s)

Region of Waterloo Public Health
General Inquiries
99 Regina Street South, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V3

Phone: 519-575-4400
TTY: 519-575-4608

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Link to Region of Waterloo Public Health Home Page

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