West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus spread by mosquitoes. Learn how Halton Region Health Department is working to reduce the impact of WNV on its residents.
West Nile virus (WNV) (external link)is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes.
Halton Region's Health Department works to reduce the impact of WNV on the health of residents by:
West Nile virus activity is determined by the surveillance of:
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 or change all standing water around your home to reduce potential mosquito breeding areas.
Surveillance will continue in May 2021 once larviciding begins.
The West Nile virus surveillance program has ended for the year and will begin again in May 2021.
For more information about West Nile virus, please contact Halton Region Health Department.