First Confirmed Death in CA due to West Nile Virus

July 20, 2015 News Release from California Department of Public Health SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the first confirmed death in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The deceased person was a senior citizen in Nevada County. “This death is a tragic reminder of how severe ... Read More

Asian Tiger Mosquito Health Forum – South El Monte Town Hall

Asian Tiger Mosquito Health ForumWhen: June 15, 2015 6:00 p.m. South El Monte Senior Center 1556 Central Avenue, South El Monte, CA Refreshments Provided This is an informative forum about the invasive mosquito threat in your community. For four years, residents and vector control has been fighting the Asian tiger mosquito infestation. Vector control will provide updates about the infestation, ... Read More

Vector Control Urges Residents to Help Thwart Invasive Mosquitoes

The presence of invasive mosquitoes increases new viral threats in Los Angeles County Los Angeles, Calif. – For the fourth year in a row, two Los Angeles County vector control districts are tackling potentially dangerous, invasive mosquitoes and the public health agencies are asking residents for help. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) and the San Gabriel … Read More

Vector Control Agency Asks Residents: Are you ready this summer?

April 2015 Los Angeles, Calif. — Everything residents learned last year about West Nile virus and mosquitoes will be put to the test again this year, warned the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.To ensure residents stay diligent, the District is partnering with the Mosquito & Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) to announce West Nile Virus and Mosquito & … Read More

Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito) Now Found in Los Angeles County

October 15, 2014 Los Angeles County, Calif. — The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) and San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD) are urging residents to keep a close eye out for small, black-and-white striped mosquitoes that are invasive to California and considered major vectors of public health concern in their native countries. On October … Read More

West Nile Virus Update: Threat Still Active and Widespread

September 26, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – West Nile virus continues to be active in Los Angeles County. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) closely monitors WNV activity in mosquitoes, wild birds, and sentinel chickens which helps identify areas of concern and provide warnings to area residents. As the summer progresses, these WNV surveillance indicators continue … Read More

Long Beach Residents Urged to Take Action Against West Nile Virus

September 24, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The continued threat of West Nile virus (WNV) in Long Beach prompted the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) to remind residents to take the necessary precautions against mosquitoes and to report any issues to vector control. According to the City of Long Beach Health Department, there have been a … Read More

San Fernando Valley Residents Urged to Take Action Against West Nile Virus

September 24, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The continued threat of West Nile virus (WNV) in San Fernando Valley prompted the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) to remind residents to take the necessary precautions against mosquitoes and to report any issues to vector control. GLACVCD conducts disease surveillance and controls mosquito populations in the region. The … Read More

West Nile Virus Activity Continues to Increase Throughout LA County

September 19, 2014 Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to remind residents that the threat of West Nile virus (WNV) is still widespread in Los Angeles County. This week, GLACVCD confirmed WNV-positive test results for 31 mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus. “The fact that mosquitoes are still active … Read More