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.


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


Tips of preventing exposure to West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Video







Fact Sheets/Reports

Personal Protective Measures against Mosquitoes

Pregnancy and Personal Protective Measures 

Mosquito Larviciding Facts in Waterloo Region

2016 Vector Borne Disease Summary Report

Educational Materials

Fight the Bite Brochure

Related Websites

Health Canada

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)

Public Health Ontario

Centers for Disease Control