Local Government - Government Services - West Nile Virus

We can help prevent the population of Culex Tarsalis Mosquitoes by reducing standing water which is most beneficial from June until September. This can be done by:
  • Cleaning & emptying eavestroughs, bird baths and other items that might collect water;
  • Ensuring rain barrels are covered with mosquito screening or are tightly sealed around the downspout; and
  • Clearing yards of old tires or other debris that collect water.
Like last year, the West Nile virus dead corvid (birds in the crow family) pickup program will not be in effect in 2007. Dead corvids are no longer tested because they are not needed as an early indicator of West Nile virus in Manitoba.
 
Other indicators, such as mosquito surveillance, are used to estimate the level of human health risk of WNV in the province.
 
Information on how to safely dispose of a dead bird is available by contacting Health Links-Info Sante at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 or by visiting the website at: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/wnv/docs/disposing.pdf
 
More information about West Nile virus is available at the telephone numbers shown above or at the Manitoba Health website at http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/wnv
 
The Village of Elkhorn helps to prevent the spread of West Nile virus by larvaciding around the Village boundaries, done by Wallace Weed Control.
 
If you have any questions in regards to this, please contact:
The Village of Elkhorn Office @ (204) 845-2161