A single adult Aedes albopictus mosquito has been identified to date through the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU)’s annual mosquito surveillance program in the City of Windsor.
West Nile Virus
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, in partnership with local municipalities launched their 2019 West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
The primary focus of Ontario’s vector-borne management plan is on tick and mosquito population surveillance. 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.
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.
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 (WNV) is a mosquito transmitted virus that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.