West Nile Virus

Here's Another Reason To Prevent Mosquito Bites

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Mosquito bites are a part of Canadian living. Usually, the only consequence of an unwanted invasion is an itchy welt. However, over the last decade, the consequences have become significantly greater due to the emergence of several viruses.

What's The Best Way To Deal With West Nile Virus?

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

There are many welcome hallmarks to summer, such as the longer days and pleasant temperatures. Yet, summer also brings unwanted risks like damaging storms, oppressive heat waves, forest fires, and drought. One of the least favoured recurrences is the rise in mosquito populations and the potential for West Nile Virus infection.

Will Smelling Like A Chicken Really Prevent Mosquito Bites?

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg A recent study undertaken by scientists in Ethiopia came to a startling conclusion: Chickens seemed to be immune to mosquitoes, showing fewer bites than any other animal. So the question is, of course: Why? And can that be replicated in humans? The answer isn't quite so straightforward.

BREAKING: Toronto Confirms First Human Case Of West Nile Virus

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living

On Friday morning, Toronto Public Health confirmed its first human case of West Nile Virus for 2015. Toronto has confirmed its first human case of...

Toronto Confirms West Nile Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Toronto Public Health says an 80-year-old man has died of West Nile virus, in the city's first confirmed death due to the mosquito-borne vir...

The Healthy Benefits to Cold Weather

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Most of Canada and parts of the United States has been gripped in a cold snap that has seen temperatures dip below -40ºC in some places. While we may have little enjoyment from this forecast, in terms of germs and pests, this may actually be good news.

Person Dies From West Nile Virus In Alberta , First Since 2007

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A person has died from the West Nile virus in southern Alberta.Alberta Health Services says it's the first death related to the virus since...

West Nile Cases Spike In Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - New West Nile virus counts for Ontario show the province has already had the worst year for the illness since 2002.The weekly report from Pu...

Watch Out Ontario -- West Nile Seems To Like You

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ontario remains the hot zone for West Nile virus activity in Canada this summer, with a case count that climbed 41 per cent over the past we...

West Nile Virus: The Sequel

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Hollywood is not the only place with an increasing their number of sequels. While returning health villains, like West Nile Virus and "Swine Flu 2" continue to represent only a minority of worldwide infections, the future is looking rather glum. There are certain to be more germs that will re-emerge and send us all into a frenzy worthy of a blockbuster's opening day weekend.

Ontario West Nile Case Count Jumps To 82

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - West Nile virus activity is surging in southern Ontario and the province may be on track to equal its worst year ever in terms of total case...

Three New Human Cases Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - There are three new confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Alberta.These new cases are all women and include one person in Calgary, one in ce...

West Nile Is Back In Alberta

The Huffington Post Canada | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Alberta

Health officials are confirming the first human case of West Nile virus to be found in Alberta this year. At this point details are vague, but Albe...

First West Nile Cases This Year?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto public health officials say two people in the city may have West Nile virus.They say an 80-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman are ...

West Nile Mosquitoes Hit Record High

CBC | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada

Toronto Public Health says the number of mosquitoes found to have West Nile virus is at a record high this summer, likely due to the warm weather. ...

West Nile Reported In Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Public health officials in Toronto and St. Catharines, Ont., are reporting finding mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus.Toronto Public Health...