Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Residents Reminded to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

Released on August 3, 2017

With the August long weekend approaching, Health officials are reminding Saskatchewan residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites, as we approach peak season for West Nile virus (WNV).

The risk of contracting WNV infection is usually greatest in late July and in August when the mosquitoes (Culex tarsalis) that carry the virus are most active and present in higher numbers.  So far this season, there have been two positive West Nile virus lab tests.  A positive lab test does not necessarily indicate a current WNV infection.

People are advised to take precautions when outside in areas with mosquitoes:

  • Cover up and use insect repellent;
  • Reduce the time spent outside between dusk and dawn when Culex tarsalis are most likely to bite;
  • Clear yards of items that can collect water;
  • Regularly clean and empty bird baths and eavestroughs;
  • Ensure rain barrels are covered with mosquito screen or are tightly sealed around the downspout;
  • Keep bushes, shrubs and lawns clear of overgrowth and debris; and
  • Make sure door and window screens fit tightly and are free of holes.
More information about West Nile Virus, including symptoms, prevention measures and weekly surveillance reports is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/diseases-and-conditions/west-nile-virus.
 
-30-

For more information, contact:

Shirley Xie
Health
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4083
Email: shirley.xie@health.gov.sk.ca

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve