West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-Borne Disease National Surveillance Report - July 17 to July 23, 2016 (Report Week 29)

West Nile virus

Canada

Humans

As of surveillance week 29, ending July 23, 2016, no human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Mosquitoes

As of surveillance week 29, 9 (0.18%) out of 4,946 mosquito pools have tested positive for WNV in Canada: Manitoba (4), Ontario (3), Quebec (1), and Saskatchewan (1).

Birds

As of July 23, 2016, the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative has examined a total of 20 dead birds for WNV: Ontario (18), Quebec (1), and Saskatchewan (1). No positives have been reported.

Domestic Animals

As of July 23, 2016, no domestic animals, positive for WNV, have been reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

United States and U.S. territories

As of July 23, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported 70 cases of West Nile virus disease in the United States, including North Dakota (1), Michigan (1) and Vermont (1). All cases were diagnosed as neuroinvasive diseases.

Detailed information can be accessed via the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.

Europe and Neighbouring Countries

As of July 23, 2016, no human cases of WNV have been reported in the European Union and seven cases have been reported in the neighbouring countries.

Detailed information can be accessed via the ECDC web site.

FIGURE 1: Geographic distribution of Human Clinical cases of WNV in Canada, as of July 23, 2016

Figure 1 - Text Description

Map showing geographic distribution of human clinical cases of WNV in Canada.

As of surveillance week 29, ending July 23, 2016, there are no human clinical cases of WNV in Canada.

FIGURE 2: WNV Human Clinical cases and Asymptomatic Infections, by Province/ Territory and by Report week, as of July 23, 2016

Figure 2 - Text Description

As of week 29, ending July 23 in 2016, there are no West Nile virus human clinical cases and asymptomatic infections in Canada.

WNV Human clinical cases and Asymptomatic Infections in Canada, by Province/ Territory and by Report week, as of week 29, ending July 23, 2016 season
Report Weeks of 2016
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0

FIGURE 3: WNV Human Clinical cases and Asymptomatic Infections by Report week for selected years, in CanadaFigure 3 Footnote *


Figure 3 - Text Description
WNV Human Clinical cases and Asymptomatic Infections in Canada, by Report week for selected years
Years Report Week
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Total
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 7 4 8 9 11 4 8 11 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 82
2013 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 5 6 9 10 21 16 14 12 7 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 118
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 11 16 27 53 63 57 43 43 45 24 30 14 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 4 11 35 36 72 139 424 471 443 287 182 116 71 30 18 10 11 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2378
TABLE 1: West Nile Virus Human Clinical cases and Asymptomatic Infections by Province/Territory for the current report week and year to date, 2016 season
  Week 29: July 17 to July 23, 2016
West Nile virus neurological syndrome West Nile virus non-neurological syndrome Unclassified/unspecified Total clinical casesTable 1 Footnote 1 Number of travel-related casesTable 1 Footnote 2 West Nile virus asymptomatic infectionTable 1 Footnote 3

Table 1 Footnotes

Table 1 Footnote 1

Total clinical cases is the sum of both probable and confirmed: West Nile virus neurological and non-neurological syndromes, along with any unclassified or unspecified cases.

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Table 1 Footnote 2

Likely related to travel outside the Province/Territory. These cases are included in either the total clinical cases or West Nile virus asymptomatic infections.

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Table 1 Footnote 3

Satisfies West Nile virus diagnostic test criteria in the absence of clinical criteria. This category could include asymptomatic blood donors whose blood is screened using a nucleic acid amplification test, by blood operators (i.e. Canadian Blood Services or Hema-Quebec) and is subsequently brought to the attention of public health officials. Blood operators in Canada perform a supplementary West Nile virus specific nucleic acid amplification test following any positive donor screen test result.

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Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year to date: January 1 to July 23, 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
TABLE 2: Number of mosquito pools tested and number of positive mosquito pools by Province/Territory, 2016 season
Province Year to date: January 1 to July 23, 2016Table 2 Footnote ͌
Number of positive mosquito pools Number of mosquito pools tested Percentage of positive mosquito pools (%)

Table 2 Footnotes

Table 2 Footnote ͌

In 2016, mosquito surveillance is conducted by the following provinces only: Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

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Quebec 1 192 0.52
Ontario 3 4201 0.07
Manitoba 4 427 0.94
Saskatchewan 1 126 0.79
Total 9 4946 0.18
TABLE 3: Number of WNV positive mosquito pools/ Total number of WNV mosquito pools tested by Report week and by Province/ Territory, 2016 seasonTable 3 Footnote ǂ
Province / Territory Report week of 2016
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

Table 3 Footnotes

Table 3 Footnote ǂ

Detailed West Nile virus mosquito surveillance data can be accessed through Provincial/ Territorial websites.

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Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/60 0/67 0/65                  
Ontario 0 0/6 0/5 0/12 0/49 0/90 0/190 0/460 0/542 0/562 0/802 1/795 2/688                  
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0/4 0/8 0/3 0/17 0/56 0/58 0/69 0/100 4/112                  
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/9 0/8 0/14 1/26 0/37 0/31                  
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Total 0 0/6 0/5 0/12 0/53 0/98 0/194 0/486 0/606 0/634 2/957 1/999 6/896                  

FIGURE 4: Reported number of dead birds tested positive for WNV by Province/ Territory and by Report week, 2016 season in Canada

Figure 4 - Text Description

As of week 29, ending July 23 in 2016, there are no West Nile virus cases in birds, in Canada.

Reported number of dead birds tested positive for WNV in Canada, by Province/ Territory and by Report week, 2016 season
Report Weeks of 2016
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                           0

FIGURE 5: Percentage of dead birds tested positive for WNV by Report week in 2012, 2015 and 2016, and number of dead birds tested positive for WNV, by Report week, 2016, in CanadaFigure 5 Footnote

Figure 5 - Text Description
Percentage of dead birds tested positive for WNV in Canada, by Report week in 2012, 2015 and 2016, and number of dead birds tested positive for WNV, by Report week, 2016 season
Years Report Week
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
% Positive 2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 67 33 67 33 50 67 64 67 33 67 67 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
% Positive 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 100 83 60 73 0 25 67 83 57 50 80 67 0 21 0 0 0 0 50 0 0
% Positive 2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                      
# Positive 2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                      
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