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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 call 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
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/RegionOfHalton
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Primary Contact Sarah Phillips, Acting 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 Information
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Primary Executive Dr Hamidah Meghani, 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 on 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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