Communicable Disease Report 2003 - Chapter Five
Diseases Spread by Insects
- In Peel, approximately one to six cases per 100,000 of malaria are reported each year, with the exception of 1996 and 1997 which had a dramatic increase in incidence (16.4 and 15.6 cases per 100,000 respectively). Ontario and Canada experienced a similar increase, however, the increased incidence was much higher in Peel compared to either Ontario or Canada25.
- There were 37 confirmed cases and 20 probable cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) reported in Peel for the first time in 2002. There were also 28 hospitalizations and two deaths attributed to WNV in 2002.
Chapter Five - Diseases Spread by Insects
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