West Nile virus Fact Sheets

  • West Nile virus PDF
    This brochure explains what you can do to protect yourself from West Nile virus.
    revised 2013
  • West Nile Virus Symptoms PDF
    This brochure explains the symptoms of West Nile virus.
  • The Use of DeltaGard 20EW in Mosquito Control Programs PDF
    If the Manitoba government issues a health order to control adult mosquitoes, the insecticide DeltaGard 20EW will be used. Health Canada recently approved the sale and use of DeltaGard 20EW to control adult mosquitoes in residential and recreational areas. The agency concluded that DeltaGard 20EW does not present an unacceptable risk to human or environmental health, when used according to the label directions.
  • Reducing Mosquito Numbers Around Your Home PDF
    Reducing or eliminating standing water is an effective and economical way to control mosquitoes and something all Manitobans can do on their property.  This one-page Fact Sheet shows you how.
  • West Nile virus and Tires PDF
    Mosquito species often found in tires, like Culex tarsalis and Culex restuans, are linked to West Nile virus. Here's what can be done to reduce the risk of West Nile virus associated with tires.
  • Disposing of Dead Birds and Small Animals PDF
    There is no evidence that anyone has been infected by West Nile virus by merely touching an infected bird or animal. However, it is prudent for many reasons to handle and dispose of dead birds and small animals in a safe manner.


For WNV health concerns, contact your doctor or call:

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