OTTAWA - To prepare for the upcoming West Nile (WN) virus season, Health Canada, in collaboration with its many partners, is focussing its efforts in six main areas of activity:

West Nile is common in the species of mosquitos that feed on birds.

Calm your fears with facts. West Nile Virus is a rather exotic virus, however most infections in humans, which are exceedingly rare, result in a mild fever and flu-like symptoms.

Routine screening of blood donations detected Alberta's first provincially contracted case of the West Nile virus in a human, health officials said Tuesday.

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