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​​West Nile Virus 

WNV 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:

  • Storm sewer catch basins pesticide treatments to kill mosquito larvae and reduce the number of mosquitoes
  • Weekly surveillance

More information about WNV (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)

Standing Water

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.


West Nile Virus Hotline
519-753-4937 ext. 444

Environmental Health
519-753-4937 ext. 470

Reporting Dead Birds
1-866-673-4781