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Organization: Halton. Halton Region Health Department - Oakville - Halton Regional Centre - West Nile Virus Control and Surveillance  
Phone Numbers: Mon-Sun 905-825-6000 or call 3-1-1
Toll-Free: 1-866-442-5866
TTY: 905-827-9833
Email: accesshalton@halton.ca
Website: www.halton.ca
Address:
c/o Halton Region Health Department
Halton Regional Centre
1151 Bronte Rd
Oakville, ON
L6M 3L1
Intersection: Bronte Rd and QEW
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 pm
Executives: Hamidah Meghani - Medical Officer of Health
Public Contacts: Dimitra Kasimos - Manager, Enteric and Vectorborne Disease Program
Service Description: A control and surveillance program that runs during the spring, summer and fall months.
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) is a virus that is found in wild birds and carried by mosquitoes
  • affects wild birds, mainly crows and Blue Jays, and can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito
  • there is no specific treatment and no vaccine for humans against the virus

The Health Department has a comprehensive program which includes using adult and larval mosquito surveillance to determine the health risk of WNV for residents and visitors of Halton Region.

Activities include:
  • public education, which emphasizes the steps residents can take to protect themselves from exposure to mosquitoes and how they can reduce mosquito-breeding sites around the home
  • monitoring & surveillance for the presence of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes
  • monitoring for the presence of West Nile virus in humans by ensuring prompt reporting of all cases of the disease by working with local physicians and hospitals
  • implementation of a larviciding program when necessary
  • implementation of an adulticiding program if necessary

Reporting of standing water:
  • to report standing water on public property call the Halton Region Health Department, the toll free number or the TTY number
  • visit website for more information

Fees: None
Application: No application required
Eligibility / Target Population: No restrictions
Languages: English
Area Served:
Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, North West Mississauga, Oakville, South West Mississauga, Wellington  
See Also: Environmental Health
Public Health Units

This information was last completely updated on December 6, 2018

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Updated December 6, 2018
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