Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2002 - West Nile virus in Canada - Update

18 September 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 17 September 2002, Health Canada has reported 3 confirmed and 14 suspected cases of West Nile virus, including 1 death. All cases are resident in the province of Ontario (see previous report). Two of the confirmed cases are likely to have acquired their infection within Ontario, whereas one is likely to have acquired the infection while travelling in the United States. 

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