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).
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.