West Nile Fever in Canada and the USA

In Canada, 6 new cases of this infection have been reported, bringing the total for this year to 50 cases. Twenty and 25 of the cases were located in Quebec and Ontario, respectively.

In the USA, 48 states and the District of Columbia have reported a total of 1,566 cases with 80 deaths. California and Texas continue to report more than one-third of all the cases.

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Advice For Travellers

Since there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever, travellers to areas where this virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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