The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) conducts mosquito surveillance from mid-May until mid-October every year. Once a week, 47 mosquito traps are set across Windsor and Essex County (WEC) to collect mosquitoes for identification and viral testing. This dashboard reports ongoing data.
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This report summarizes the surveillance activities of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) as it relates to West Nile Virus (WNV) and Lyme disease for 2019/2020
A list of resources and information for healthcare providers about zoonotic and vecotr
Mosquitoes are small insects belonging to the fly family. Mosquitoes usually lay 100-400 eggs at a time in still water. The female mosquito is the one that bites, as she needs blood to make her eggs. A mosquito bite usually results in a reaction including swelling, redness, and itchiness, and can vary from mild to severe.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but potentially fatal illness that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.
Climate change is expected to result in warmer temperatures, longer and hotter summers, and more frequent and/or severe weather events such as hurricanes/tornadoes, thunderstorms, wildfires, floods and droughts. Climate change is likely to impact most areas of our lives, including our health. (Government of Canada, 2018)