At the request of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, we are providing links and tools to inform the population of the risk associated with WNV and how to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to prevent infection.
The West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted through mosquito bites. With summer here and an influx of mosquitoes, the risk of infection increases significantly and is higher in the city. Cover your entire body with long, light-coloured clothing when outdoors and use mosquito repellent to protect yourself from being bitten, especially at dusk and dawn.
To know about protection measures and to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your surroundings, read the following pages: