West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-Borne Disease National Surveillance Report - June 29 to July 5, 2014 (Report Week 27)

Summary

Humans: As of surveillance week 27 (June 29 to July 5, 2014), no human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency).

Mosquitoes: As of surveillance week 27, no mosquito pools positive for WNV have been reported to the Agency.

Dead Birds: No dead birds positive for WNV have been reported by the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.

Domestic Animals: No animals positive for WNV have been reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

United States

Since the start of the 2014 WNV season, eight human WNV cases [Arizona (1), California (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri (1), South Dakota (1) and Tennessee (1)] have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, six (75%) were diagnosed as neuroinvasive disease and two (25%) as non-neuroinvasive. One fatal case was reported. No cases of presumptive viremic blood donors were reported.

Europe and Neighbouring Countries

Since the start of the 2014 WNV season, no human cases of WNV have been reported in the European Union/European Economic Area by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Six human cases have been reported in the neighbouring country, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Figure 1. WNV clinical cases and asymptomatic infections, by Province / Territory and by report week, 2014 season

Table 1. WNV human clinical cases and asymptomatic infections by Province / Territory for the current Report Week and year to date, 2014 Season
Provinces and Territories June 29 to July 5, 2014 (Week 27)
West Nile virus Neurological syndrome West Nile virus Non-Neurological syndrome Unclassified/
Unspecified
Total clinical
casesFootnote 1
# of travel
related casesFootnote 2
West Nile virus
asymptomatic infectionsFootnote 3
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 5, 2014
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

Figure 2. WNV clinical cases and asymptomatic infections by report week for selected years

Table 2: Reported cumulative number of WNV positive mosquito pools by Province / Territory and by report week, 2014 seasonFootnote *
Provinces and
Territories
Report weeks of 2014
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
Newfoundland and Labrador 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                                        
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        

Figure 3. Reported number of dead birds testing positive for WNV by Province / Territory and by report week, 2014 season

Reported number of dead birds testing positive for WNV by Province / Territory and by report week, 2014 season
Provinces Report Weeks of 2014 Total
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
Newfoundland 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                                          
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Quebec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
British Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Yukon Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Northwest Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                          

Figure 4. Percentage of dead birds testing positive for WNV in the 2014 season by report week, as compared to the 2003, 2012 and 2013 seasons

Percentage of dead birds testing positive for WNV in the 2014 season by report week, as compared to the 2003, 2012 and 2013 seasons
  Weeks of 2014
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
Numbers positive 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Numbers tested 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Percentage positive 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                                        
Numbers positive 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 13 9 6 6 18 9 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Numbers tested 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 5 8 5 9 10 29 19 16 16 24 13 9 10 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Percentage positive 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 56 20 45 47 38 38 75 69 67 60 67 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
Percentage 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
Percentage positive 2003 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 6 7 10 17 21 38 35 43 46 45 45 58 29 20 15 8 0 0 0 0
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