West Nile Fever virus appears in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Health authorities have reported the first case this year of West Nile Fever in the city of Toronto. The city's medical officer is advising the public to consider precautions against mosquito bites.

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

Advice For Travellers

The risk for the general traveller in Toronto is very low. However, since there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever, travellers to areas where this virus has been found can minimize their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.