Prevention and Treatment
West Nile Virus Awareness and Prevention
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that is found in Saskatchewan when infected mosquitoes are present after periods of warm weather. Risk of infection generally increases between late June and August.
Understanding about the virus - its symptoms and causes - can help you stay safe.
Personal protection and reducing mosquito habitats will help reduce the risk of West Nile virus(WNV) transmission to you and your family.
Most mosquitoes are very active at dusk and dawn. If you need to be outside when mosquitoes are active, wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing with long-sleeves, long pants and socks.
Anytime you are outdoors, you should wear repellent. Products with DEET are recommended. For any repellent, be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions for use.
Clean up around the house and yard
Take a look around your property and get rid of mosquito-friendly places.
Information about the disease, prevention, mosquito control programs, risk levels and surveillance results.