The Ontario Situation
Three maps showing the geographical distribution of birds, pools of mosquitoes, and humans positive for West-Nile Virus in the summer of 2002 in Southern Ontario. Each map is divided into Public Health Unit (PHU) regions as defined by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. The number of confirmed cases is colour-coded into 7 gredations, with the highest being red and the lowest being cyan. Data obtained from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and the map is adapted from Statistics Canada.
West Nile Virus Analysis :
Geographic Distribution of Birds Positive for
- note the longitudinal hot-zone stretching from Niagara penisula to
Geographic Distribution of Pools of Mosquitoes
Positive for West-Nile Virus - Toronto has the
highest density, followed by the region of Halton-Peel, and Windsor.
Geographic Distribution of Humans Positive for
West-Nile Virus - Toronto has the highest density,
followed by the region of Windsor.
Electronic Resources :
Ontario Ministry of Health - providing updates on West-Nile
virus in Ontario.
Canada - providing updates on West-Nile virus