Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the Grey Bruce Health Unit moves to the Green Prevent Level of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: We are currently not booking vaccinations. Please avoid calling in an attempt to schedule vaccinations at this time. For week of March 1, vaccinations will focus on 2nd dose for all LTCH residents; First Responders (Police and Fire); Community Health Care Workers in Highest/Very High Categories; Community Needle Exchange Partners; and over 80 clients. For clients 80 years of age and older - primary care should be reaching out to them directly; and, for those in this group who do not have a primary care provider (or have a primary care provider outside of the Grey/Bruce region, a 1800 # will soon be available to book appointments.

Please do not call your healthcare provider to book an appointment.

Please do not call Health Unit to book an appointment.

Vaccine rollout details

Vector-borne Diseases

Vector Borne Diseases

 

 

Vectors are mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that can spread pathogens (e.g., bacteria and viruses).  A person who is bitten by a vector and becomes sick has a vector-borne disease.[1] Vector-borne diseases include: the plague, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, etc.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has a vector surveillance program, which includes mosquitoes and ticks. The identification and testing of these vectors provides data to monitor emerging vector populations in Grey and Bruce Counties. Mosquitoes are trapped for identification and viral testing (WNV and EEEV). Ticks are monitored by passive surveillance (submissions from humans) and active surveillance (tick dragging).

 

Mosquitoes (including West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus)

Ticks (including Lyme Disease)

 

 

 

[1] CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (April 8, 2019). Division of Vector-borne Disease Division.  Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/index.html

 

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