Peel Public Health is monitoring the Zika virus situation in South Asia, Western Pacific Islands, and South and Central America, including the Caribbean and Mexico and continues to work with health sector partners to prepare for the event of a Zika case arriving in Peel.
The species of mosquito known to spread the Zika virus is not established in Canada and therefore the risk to Canadians remains low. The Government of Canada has a number of systems in place to identify serious infectious diseases.
For more information on Zika virus:
Travel Health Notice re. Zika Virus – Public Health Agency of Canada
Zika virus information – Government of Canada
Additional Zika virus information – Pan American Health Organization
Zika Virus information and resources – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention