Emergencies preparedness, response

2002 - West Nile virus in Canada - Update 3

01 October 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 30 September 2002, Health Canada has reported a total number of 38 human cases of West Nile virus infection: 28 suspected cases, 10 confirmed cases, including 1 death. Three suspected cases and 1 confirmed case are resident in the province of Quebec, while the other 25 suspected cases and 9 confirmed cases are resident in the province of Ontario (see previous report). One confirmed case likely acquired infection while travelling in the United States whereas all other cases acquired their infection within their home province. 

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