West Nile Virus Surveillance Halton Region 2016

West Nile virus activity is determined by the surveillance of:

  1. mosquito larvae
  2. adult mosquito pools
  3. humans

Protect yourself. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes when outdoors in the evening or early morning. Use an insect repellent approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).

Remove standing water. Remove or change all standing water around your home to reduce potential mosquito breeding areas.

West Nile virus Surveillance Halton Region 2016

Week of May 22 - May 28, 2016

Halton Total Burlington  Oakville Halton Hills Milton
Mosquito Pools Positive for WNV Reported - - - - -
#  Probable Human Cases Reported 0
0 0 0 0
#  Confirmed Human Cases Reported 0 0 0 0 0
#  Larvicide Applications to Standing Water 3 2 1 0
0

Year to Date 2016

Halton Total Burlington  Oakville Halton Hills Milton
Mosquito Pools Positive for WNV Reported - - - - -
# Probable Human Cases Reported 0
0 0 0 0
# Confirmed Human Cases Reported 0 0 0 0 0
# Larvicide Applications to Standing Water 7 2 4 0 1

Prevention and Control Measures

Three standing water sites were larvicided during the week of May 22nd to May 28th. Two sites were larvicided in Burlington, and one in Oakville.

For more information about West Nile virus, please call the Halton Region Health Department.