May 7, 2013 – West Nile virus is the disease is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Unfortunately  there is no way to predict how serious West Nile virus will be in any given year.

It’s important you take steps that will protect you and your family from mosquito bites. Remember to:

  • Use insect repellent when outdoors.
  • Cover up.
  • Clean up mosquito-friendly areas around your home regularly.

For more tips for preventing West Nile virus, visit the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care website.