Post-rain L.A.: Now is the Time to Remove Standing Water, Manage Rain Barrels

Acting now can prevent an increase in mosquitoes and disease risks when temperatures warmLos Angeles County, Calif. – While recent storms provided some relief to drought-thirsty Southern California, the water left behind in people’s yards may provide havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes. Vector control officials are advising Los Angeles County residents to take extra precautions with rain barrels and other containers ... Read More

CA State: Travelers to Latin America Urged to Take Precautions to Prevent Zika

11/14/16 Press Release Link California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned holiday travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling to areas with known transmission of Zika virus, including Latin America. Many areas of Mexico are now experiencing transmission of the Zika virus, particularly popular tourist destinations, including Cancun, Acapulco, … Read More

West Nile virus and Aedes activity update 10/12

LOS ANGELES – 10/12/2016 – Despite it being the beginning of autumn, both West Nile virus and invasive Aedes mosquitoes activity continues to increase. This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed WNV activity in 19 additional mosquito samples and two sentinel chickens. To date, 350 of 1,735 mosquito samples have tested positive for WNV this … Read More

Media Alert: Keep Zika Out Press Conference

  September 19, 2016 Media Contacts: Tzu Chi Foundation Sabrina Ho 626-999-6150 Sabrina_ho@tzuchi.us   San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District Jason Farned 626-814-9466 jfarned@sgvmosquito.org Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Levy Sun 562-325-3271 Lsun@glacvcd.org   County of Los Angeles Public Health 213-240-8144 media@ph.lacounty.gov LOS ANGELES – Vector control districts, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and … Read More

West Nile Virus and Invasive Aedes Activity Update

LOS ANGELES – 9/6/2016 – This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed additional West Nile virus (WNV) positive activity within its jurisdiction. GLACVCD confirmed 24 mosquito samples and five dead birds that tested positive for WNV. As further indication the virus is active, GLACVCD confirmed virus activity in nine sentinel chickens. Vector control detected WNV … Read More

Stay Safe from Mosquitoes this Labor Day Weekend

Additional West Nile virus and more Saint Louis encephalitis virus activity confirmed LOS ANGELES – 8/29/2016 – As the holiday weekend approaches, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is urging residents to use insect repellent and remove standing water to prevent further spread of West Nile virus (WNV) and Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLE). This past week, GLACVCD detected one … Read More

Dormant mosquito-borne virus reappears in L.A. County

Vector control last confirmed Saint Louis Encephalitis virus in 2009 LOS ANGELES – 8/24/2016 – This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed the reappearance of Saint Louis Encephalitis, the first time in seven years within the District borders. GLACVCD detected Saint Louis Encephalitis (SLE) in a routine testing of mosquito samples from a trap located in … Read More

West Nile Virus Update 8/15/16

LOS ANGELES — This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed 31 mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). In addition, the District confirmed West Nile virus activity in eight dead birds. Vector control detected WNV activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Artesia East Los Angeles … Read More

West Nile Virus Update 8/8/16

LOS ANGELES – 8/8/2016 – This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed 40 mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). In addition, the District confirmed West Nile virus activity in five sentinel chickens, further indication that residents this summer are at increased risk of WNV infection from mosquito bites. Vector control detected … Read More