West Nile rates soar in 2007

Lessard, Shawna
December 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/4/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 12, p1489
Academic Journal
The article reports that the West Nile virus is slowly disappearing in Canada. The West Nile virus has penetrated the country in 2001 where West Nile virus formed a permanent neurological damage to its victims. It is confirmed that 2260 human clinical cases were reported to the Public Health Agency as of October 20, 2007. Taz Stuart, Winnipeg entomologist, confirmed that the 2007 increase of cases are not necessarily an indicator of future incidence. Michael Drebot, head of Health Canada's Viral Zoonoses Section, warns the public to take precautions for every season hold a potential for a large epidemic.


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