West Nile Virus (WNv) Risk Summary
The City of Saskatoon, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, conducts mosquito surveillance during the summer months. The results of trap data are collated and used to determine an index of risk for acquiring West Nile Virus. Over the past fifteen years of surveillance in Saskatchewan, the prescence of West Nile virus-infected Cultex tarsalis mosquitos has been associated with human infections of the disease. Personal protection is always recommended, especially at dusk and dawn or on overcast days when mosquitos are most active.
For updated risk level throughout the province see: www.saskatchewan.ca