Human cases of West Nile fever confirmed in USA & Canada (QC, CT, CA, ID, MS, NE, OH, & IN).

Health authorities continue to report human cases of West Nile fever in areas of USA and Canada. The latest places where human cases have been reported include:

  • Four cases confirmed in Quebec (two in Laval, one in Montreal and one in the Outaouais)
  • Stamford, Connecticut
  • Glenn County, California (there have been 20 human cases confirmed throughout California this year as of August 31)
  • Gem County, Idaho
  • Two cases confirmed in Forrest and Rankin counties, Mississippi (bringing the total human cases reported in Mississippi to 18 this year)
  • Hall County, Nebraska
  • Two cases confirmed in Cuyahoga and Putnam counties, Ohio
  • Marion County, Indiana

Travellers should be aware that the West Nile virus is fairly widespread in the USA and parts of Canada. To avoid exposure to the virus, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of West Nile Fever.

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