Emergencies preparedness, response

2002 - West Nile virus in Canada - Update 2

20 September 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 19 September 2002, Health Canada has reported a total number of 20 human cases of West Nile virus infection: 17 suspected cases, 3 confirmed cases, including 1 death. Three suspected cases are resident in the province of Quebec, while the other 14 suspected cases and 3 confirmed 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. 

For more information about this outbreak see the Health Canada web site: