West Nile Virus is transmitted, or spread, to humans through a bite from an infected mosquito.
TBDHU has been monitoring the local mosquito population for many years to identify any risk. This is done by trapping mosquitos and testing them. To date, West Nile Virus is not endemic in our area and the risk to our region is very low.
However, there are areas in southern Ontario where the risk is higher.
The best way to reduce your risk, both at home and when travelling, is to avoid mosquito bites.
You can learn more about West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself by visiting the Ontario webpage.
An annual report is available that covers the results of the annual mosquito monitoring. The last two years are available online. Older reports can be requested by calling the Environmental Health program at 807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free 1 (888) 294-6630.
- 2022 (available the week of April 24, 2023)
For Further Information
Call the Environmental Health Program: (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free 1 (888) 294-6630. West Nile Virus (Government of Canada)