Halton. Halton Region Health Department

Site: Oakville - Halton Regional Administration Centre

Service: West Nile Virus Control and Surveillance

Contact Information
Office Phone Mon-Sun 905-825-6000 or dial 3-1-1
Toll Free Phone 1-866-442-5866 (1-866-4HALTON)
TTY Phone 905-827-9833
E-Mail accesshalton@halton.ca
Website www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=9865
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/RegionOfHalton
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/halton-region
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/RegionofHalton
Primary Contact Dimitra Kasimos, Manager, Enteric and Vectorborne Disease Program
Site Information
Located In Community North Oakville
Address & Map
Halton Regional Administration Centre
1151 Bronte Rd
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
 
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Intersection Bronte Rd and QEW
Mailing Address c/o Halton Region Health Department
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Healthy Environments & Communicable Disease ; Public Health
Agency Information
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Primary Executive Dr Daniela Kempkens, Acting Medical Officer of Health
Alternate Executive Matt Ruf, Acting Commissioner, Health
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A control and surveillance program that runs during the spring, summer and fall months.  
 
* West Nile Virus (WNV) is a virus that is found in wild birds and carried by mosquitoes 
* affects wild birds, mainly crows and Blue Jays, and can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito 
* there is no specific treatment and no vaccine for humans against the virus  
 
The Health Department has a comprehensive program which includes using adult and larval mosquito surveillance to determine the health risk of WNV for residents and visitors of Halton Region. 
 
Activities include: 
* public education, which emphasizes the steps residents can take to protect themselves from exposure to mosquitoes and how they can reduce mosquito-breeding sites around the home  
* monitoring & surveillance for the presence of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes 
* monitoring for the presence of West Nile virus in humans by ensuring prompt reporting of all cases of the disease by working with local physicians and hospitals 
* implementation of a larviciding program when necessary 
* implementation of an adulticiding program if necessary 
 
Reporting of standing water: 
* to report standing water ob public property call the Halton Region Health Department, the toll free number or the TTY number 
* visit website for more information
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Not applicable
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Communicable Disease Control ~ West Nile Virus ; Public Health Surveillance Programs ~ West Nile Virus

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