For my loved ones and me
West Nile virus is present in Quebec and the risk of infection is higher in town. It is important that you protect yourself against mosquitoes — especially in the early morning and early evening. Using insect repellent and wearing long, light-coloured clothes offer the best protection.
During waves of oppressive or extreme heat, it is harder for your body to cool and maintain its temperature within normal limits. During these waves, your health may deteriorate rapidly. Certain precautions must be taken to make yourself more comfortable and reduce health risks. For more details, see the Preventing the Effects of Oppressive and Extreme Heat page.
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of a tick. Ticks can be found in woodlands, tall grass and forests in certain regions of Quebec, especially between the months of April and November. To learn more about Lyme disease and how to protect yourself, read the Lyme Disease page.