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West Nile Virus Surveillance

The Health Unit conducts regular monitoring for West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the region. Any positive findings of West Nile virus in mosquitoes are shared with local residents.

Dead birds are no longer tested for the West Nile virus. In the past, dead birds were a good indicator of West Nile virus activity in Ontario. However now that West Nile virus is here to stay in Ontario, tracking dead birds is no longer deemed necessary.

For more information on preventing West Nile virus, contact your local Health Unit office or call toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.

Additional Resources:

West Nile Virus Surveillance - Public Health Ontario

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