West Nile Virus (WNV)
West Nile virus is carried by mosquitoes that become infected by feeding on an infected bird. If an infected mosquito bites you, it can spread the disease onto you. Everyone in Ontario who spends time near infected mosquitos could get West Nile.
Government of Canada: Learn about West Nile Virus, its causes, symptoms, risks, treatment, prevention and surveillance. Also find information for health professionals.
Public Health Ontario: Learn about data and analysis, guidance and best practice, laboratory testing, and more.