Provincial West Nile Virus Update

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July 20, 2018

The Provincial West Nile Virus update has been received, this report indicates that WNV positive Cx tarsalis mosquitos have been found in the southern region.

Eleven WNV positive Cx. tarsalis mosquito pools were detected in Week 28 from the Prairie Mountain (Brandon (2)), Southern (Altona (2), Niverville (2) and Steinbach (1)) and Winnipeg (Winnipeg (4)) Health Regions.  To date a total of fifteen positive Cx tarsalis pools and 4 WNV positive birds have been detected.  No additional positive WNV surveillance indicators have been detected to date (i.e. human or horse cases). There are no recommendations at this time to conduct adult mosquito control anywhere in the province.

The Town of Niverville will not spray unless mandated by the province.

Click HERE for the provincial report.