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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.

Mosquito Safety: Fight the Bite!

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.

West Nile Virus Case Investigation Tool

The Health Protection and Promotion Act 1990 (HPPA) outlines the requirements for physicians, practitioners, and institutions to report any suspect or confirmed reportable disease to the Medical Officer of Health. This information is collected under Regulation 569, 2005. Please complete this form and fax to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Fax: 226 783-2132. If you have any questions or concerns, call 519-258-2146, ext.1420.