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Mosquito Surveillance Report Week 41: October 4, 2020 to October 10, 2020

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) conducts mosquito surveillance from mid-May until mid-October every year. Once a week, 47 mosquito traps are set across Windsor and Essex County (WEC) to collect mosquitoes for identification and viral testing. The Health Unit collects, compiles, and analyzes information on mosquito-borne disease activity in WEC and produces this weekly report during the mosquito season.

Climate Change Vulnerability Report

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century (Lancet, 2018). Climate change is the long-term shift in weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. Climate change is expected to result in warmer temperatures, longer and hotter summers, and more frequent and/or more severe weather events such as hurricanes/tornadoes, thunderstorms, wildfires, floods, and droughts.