City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
 
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Search
   
Newsroom
   
Archived news release by year
  2013
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
   
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
   
   
 
September 12, 2003
Five new probable cases of West Nile Virus reported
  
Toronto Public Health is reporting five new probable cases of West Nile Virus
(WNV), bringing the total to 13 probable and two confirmed cases this year.

The five cases include residents living in various Toronto locations. These
cases are currently under investigation as exposure may not be locally acquired.

Toronto Public Health is sending notices to all Toronto residents that the risk
of contracting the virus remains as long as mosquitoes are active. Information
has also been sent to social service agencies, including doctors' offices,
community centres and libraries.

"We expected to see an increase in cases at this time of year. Residents should
continue to take precautions as we head into the fall season. Even though the
days are shorter and the evenings are cooler, mosquitoes are still active,"
said Dr. Karl Kabasele, Associate Medical Officer of Health.

For updated information on West Nile Virus, visit http://www.toronto.ca/health
or call the WNV information line at
416-338-7600.

Media contact:
Susan Sperling, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974



 

 

Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019