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The West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted through mosquito bites. With summer here and an influx of mosquitoes, the risk of contamination increases significantly. Simple measures can be taken to protect yourself from mosquito bites. See the West Nile Virus page for further details.
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Ticks live primarily in the forests, woods and tall grass and may be found in some areas of Québec. If bitten, it is important to remove the tick as soon as possible. For more information, visit our Removing a Tick After a Bite page.
Bathing waters can be contaminated by various microorganisms and pollutants. Such contamination can cause health problems, including gastroenteritis and swimmer’s itch. Regardless of where you bathe, you can take some precautions to protect your health and to preserve water quality. For further information, please visit the following pages: