West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is mainly spread to
people through an infected mosquito's bite. Mosquitoes become infected
by feeding on the blood of birds that carry the virus. The virus does
not spread from person to person.
We monitor and control West Nile virus (WNV) in Brantford and Brant County by:
sewer catch basins pesticide treatments to kill mosquito larvae
and reduce the number of mosquitoes
- Weekly surveillance
about West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitos, so public health inspectors enforce the municipal
City of Brantford Standing Water Bylaw. Report standing water complaints to our WNV hotline at 519-753-4937 ext. 444.
Some birds, including crows and jays, may catch and die from West Nile virus. To report a bird who may have died from WNV, phone the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre at 1-866-673-4781.