West Nile Virus Surveillance - Halton Region

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 2015

Week of May 17 - May 23, 2015

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 9 2 6
0
1

Year to Date 2015

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 11
2
8
0 1

Prevention and Control Measures

Nine standing water sites were larvicided during the week of May 17th to May 23rd. Two sites were larvicided in Burlington, six in Oakville, and one in Milton.

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