Zoonotic and Vector-borne Diseases Report
Vector-borne diseases are infections transmitted to humans and other animals by arthropods including mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, blackflies and mites. The two most common vector-borne diseases in Canada are Lyme disease and West Nile Virus (Otten, et.al, 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. This dashboard reports ongoing data.
This report summarizes the surveillance activities of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) as it relates to West Nile Virus (WNV) and Lyme disease for 2019/2020
A list of resources and information for healthcare providers about zoonotic and vecotr
Mosquitoes are small insects belonging to the fly family. Mosquitoes usually lay 100-400 eggs at a time in still water. The female mosquito is the one that bites, as she needs blood to make her eggs. A mosquito bite usually results in a reaction including swelling, redness, and itchiness, and can vary from mild to severe.