Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2002 - West Nile virus in Canada - Update 4

15 October 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 11 October 2002, Health Canada has reported a total number of 69 human cases of West Nile virus infection: 49 suspected cases, 20 confirmed cases, including 1 death. One suspected case and 3 confirmed cases are resident in the province of Quebec, while the other 48 suspected cases and 17 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:

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