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West Nile Virus MONITOR

2013 Human Surveillance

During the West Nile virus season, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) updates this web site every Monday to reflect information reported to the PHAC by the provinces and territories. These tables include human West Nile Virus (WNV) cases and asymptomatic infections reported to the PHAC. For information on cases and asymptomatic infections currently under investigation, please refer to the specific provinces'/territories' Ministry of Health website.

Current Report Week and Year-To-Date Total* West Nile Virus Cases: 2013
Province/Territory Week 44 & 45
(October 27-November 9, 2013
)
Year to Date Total*
* Total probable and confirmed clinical cases is the sum of WNV Neurological Syndrome + WNV Non-Neurological Syndrome + WNV Unclassified/Unspecified
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0
Quebec 1 28
Ontario 0 52
Manitoba 0 2
Saskatchewan 0 5
Alberta 0 21
British Columbia 0 0
Yukon 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0
Nunavut 0 0
Canada 1 108

 

2013 Human West Nile Virus Cases and Asymptomatic Infections in Canada
(as of November 9, 2013)
Province/Territory Neurological
Syndrome
Non-
Neurological
Syndrome
Unclassified/
Unspecified
Total * Asymptomatic
Infection**
* Total probable and confirmed clinical cases is the sum of WNV Neurological Syndrome + WNV Non-Neurological Syndrome + WNV Unclassified/Unspecified
** Most asymptomatic infections reported to PHAC are identified through testing blood donors. Asymptomatic infections will not be included in the Total.
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 22 6 0 28 1
Ontario 8 21 23 52 1
Manitoba 1 1 0 2 0
Saskatchewan 4 1 0 5 1
Alberta 5 16 0 21 0
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 40 45 23 108 3

Case definitions can be accessed through the following link:
National Surveillance for West Nile Virus (WNV)

For information on WNV activity in the United States please see:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WNV table This link will take you to another Web site (external site)
  2. CDC WNV maps This link will take you to another Web site (external site)