2022 Surveillance Data for West Nile virus in Manitoba


Positive West Nile virus (WNV) Surveillance Indicators*
Surveillance Indicators** 2022 2021 2020 Historical Maximum
WNV Positive Mosquito Collections (Adults) 10 62 0 558
Human Cases (Total)*** 1 1 0 143

* As of August 12, 2022

** 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 29 – June 4

No trapping
No trapping
0
0
0
June 5 – June 11 0 0 0 <1 <1
June 12 – June 18 <1 0 <1 <1 <1
June 19 – June 25 5 3 5 17 9
June 26 – July 2 5 <1 2 11 5
July 3 – July 9 10 7 15 23 16
July 10 – July 16 68 16 83 69 64
July 17 – July 23 76 41 65 79 68
July 24 – July 30 47 33 52 43 46
July 31 – August 6 30 263 256 59 159
August 7 – August 13          
August 14 – August 20          
August 21 – August 27          
August 28 – Sept. 3          
Sept. 4 – Sept. 10          

* As of August 12, 2022

Permanent mosquito traps are set up in 21 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 Cx. tarsalis mosquitoes per trap catch for the week by health region and provides a relative measure of the activity levels of Cx. tarsalis from one region to another and over time. This measure is an indicator as to whether Cx. 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 Cx. 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 – 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

1

Prairie Mountain

1

Southern-Santé Sud

5

Winnipeg

3

Total
10

* As of August 12, 2022

Note: A single positive pool has been detected in the communities of Brandon, Carman, Headingley, Morris, Selkirk, Ste. Anne, West St. Paul, Winkler and Winnipeg.

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

0

0

0

0

0

Confirmed

1

0

0

0

1

Total
1
0
0
0
1

* As of August 12, 2022

** 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
0
0
1
0
1

* As of August 12, 2022

Note:  Subject to change as further information becomes available.

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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