2018 Surveillance data for West Nile virus in Manitoba


Positive West Nile virus (WNV) Surveillance Indicators*
Surveillance Indicators** 2018 2017 2016 Historical Maximum
WNV Positive Mosquito Collections (Adults) 168 41 39 948
Human Cases (Total)*** 28 5 23 571

* As of September 14, 2018

** The historical comparison data is based on the same period of time for each year represented in the table above.

*** Additional information on these cases including classification, severity and health region of residence is available here.

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Culex Tarsalis Mosquito Trap Catch by Health Region
Trapping Week Health Region Manitoba
Interlake-Eastern Prairie Mountain Southern-Santé Sud Winnipeg

May 20 – 26

No trapping

No trapping

0

0

0

May 27 – June 2

No trapping

No trapping

0

1

1

June 3 – June 9

< 1

1

1

1

1

June 10 – June 16

3

3

6

4

4

June 17 – June 23

8
1
9
18
8

June 24 – June 30

7
8
23
6
12

July 1 – July 7

23
11
21
12
16

July 8 – July 14

55
66
133
75
90

July 15 – July 21

183
139
58
64
102

July 22 – July 28

59
81
85
97
83

July 29 – August 4

20
21
24
35
26

August 5 – August 11

24
58
31
26
37

August 12 – August 18

20
108
21
25
48

August 19 – August 25

2
20
8
16
13

August 26 – Sept. 1

< 1
1
1
1
1

Sept. 2 – Sept. 8

< 1
1
< 1
1
1

Sept. 9 – Sept. 15

0
1
< 1
< 1
< 1

* As of September 14, 2018

Permanent mosquito traps are set up in 29 community areas in southern Manitoba to monitor Culex tarsalis mosquitoes, the mosquitoes that are most likely to transmit West Nile virus to humans in Manitoba. The above table will represent the average number of Culex tarsalis mosquitoes per trap catch for the week by health region and provides a relative measure of the activity levels of Culex tarsalis from one region to another and over time. This measure is an indicator as to whether Culex tarsalis mosquito populations are rising or falling or staying steady. It should be noted that these health region averages provide an approximate indication of the number of Culex tarsalis in the health region, counts in specific locations within the health region will vary depending on local conditions, temperature, precipitation, etc.

Note:  normally, two Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mosquito traps baited with carbon dioxide are run for two nights each week in each Manitoba community except Winnipeg and Brandon (where proportionately more traps are used because of larger community size). 

The average number of Culex tarsalis per trap catch (a trap catch – which may also be called a “collection” – represents the mosquitoes collected by one trap during one night from approximately one hour before sunset until approximately one hour after sunrise) is calculated by dividing the total number of Culex tarsalis collected for the whole week in a given health region by the number of collections.

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Positive Mosquito Collections (Adult) by Health Region
Positive Mosquito Collections (Adult) by Health Region

Interlake- Eastern

21

Prairie Mountain

49

Southern-Santé Sud

50

Winnipeg

48

Total
168

Mosquito samples from the following communities have tested positive for WNV in 2018: Altona, Beausejour, Boissevain, Brandon, Carberry, East St Paul, Killarney, Morden, Morris, Niverville, Oakbank, Portage la Prairie, Roseau River First Nation, Sandy Bay First Nation, Selkirk, Sioux Valley First Nation, Souris, Ste. Anne, Steinbach, Stonewall, Virden, West St Paul, Winkler and Winnipeg.

* As of September 14, 2018

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WNV Human Cases by Health Region*
Classification
Health Region**
Total
Interlake-Eastern
Prairie Mountain
Southern-Santé Sud
Winnipeg
Probable

5

3

4

5

17

Confirmed

4

2

2

3

11

Total
9
5
6
8
28

* As of September 14, 2018

** Based on region of residence. Note that region of residence may not correspond to region of likely exposure.

Note:  Subject to change as further information becomes available.

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Severity of WNV Human Cases
 
Asymptomatic
West Nile Virus
Non-Neurological Syndrome
West Nile Virus Neurological Syndrome
Under
Investigation
Total
Human Cases

1

3

1

23

28

* As of September 14, 2018

Note:  Subject to change as further information becomes available.

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Weekly WNV Surveillance Report

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Additional information and maps are available at the Public Health Agency of Canada website.


For WNV health concerns, contact your doctor or call:

Health Links - Info Santé
204-788-8200
(Winnipeg) or toll-free 1-888-315-9257