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West Nile Virus (WNV)

West Nile virus West Nile Virus (WNV)  is considered to be the most widely distributed vector-borne disease in North America, and has now been detected in B.C. It is only one of many diseases around the world that are spread by mosquitoes.  Although most people who get infected will not feel any symptoms, the disease can be serious for one person out of about every 150 who are infected. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to lower your risk of infection, by avoiding mosquito bites.

Information for Health Professionals

Last Updated: May 13, 2015