West Nile Virus

Closeup of a mosquito on human skin


West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes that have fed on the blood of infected birds. Many people infected with West Nile virus have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. People with weaker immune systems and people with chronic diseases are at greater risk for serious health effects. While the overall risk of serious health effects increases with age, persons of any age or health status can be at risk of serious health effects associated with West Nile virus infection. That is why it is so important to avoid mosquito bites, especially if the virus is active in your area.

Visit our fact sheets for more information.

2019 VBD Surveillance Protection Plan  

General Information on West Nile Virus

How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding / Comment empêcher les moustiques de se multiplier

Mosquito Bite Protection / Protection contre les piqûres de moustique

Information for SchoolsRenseignements à l’intention des écoles

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)