Operation “Tip This House” 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY May 15, 2019 Operation “Tip This House”: L.A. County Public Health Agencies to Hold Outbreak Preparedness Exercise Presence of Aedes mosquitoes increase risk of Zika virus and other diseases WHAT Vector Control staff will conduct an emergency response training exercise in partnership with trained Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Public Health Emergency Volunteers (PHEV) to encourage residents to … Read More

Zika swoops into neighborhoods undetected using travelers, new research confirms

A series of papers published about the spread of Zika virus shows startling information that confirms what many people have suspected: Aedes mosquitoes spread the Zika virus in Florida at least 3 times before it was finally detected. Up to 40 people may have contributed to the Florida Zika outbreaks. In areas such as Puerto Rico, the virus circulated about 5 months … Read More

Traveling Soon? Stay Safe With These Tips

The California Dept. of Public Health provided some great tips last month for travelers visiting places that have active Zika transmission. Recently, Mexican officials confirmed a case of local transmission in Ensenada, Baja California, a coastal city in Mexico. In addition, more than 8,000 Zika cases have been reported throughout Mexico in the past two years. “Many Californians enjoy spending time in … Read More

Study Prediction: More mosquito species can transmit Zika

  A recent study is causing some concern: Up to 35 total mosquitoes are capable of transmitting Zika virus, including species already known to be Zika vectors. Here is the list of possible mosquitoes that can vector (transmit) Zika virus, according to the study: Before we all start diving into our mosquito-proof bunkers, it is important to point out that … 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

What You Need to Know About Zika and Mosquitoes

Zika UpdateAt this time, there is no confirmation that Los Angeles County mosquitoes are transmitting Zika to people.For the latest information, visit CDC or the County of Los Angeles Public Health. There is no local outbreak now, but the mosquitoes that can transmit Zika are here. More Info: Are They In Your Community? The virus is transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes ... Read More

Invasive mosquitoes are in Silver Lake. Here’s What You Can Do About It

A special post in paternership with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council April 2016 Autumn 2015 marks the first time our agency confirmed Aedes mosquitoes in Silver Lake. And just last month, we found them again around people’s homes. Aedes mosquitoes are invasive to the area and are excellent vectors (transmitters) of diseases such as Zika and dengue viruses. The health department has ... Read More

Water Capture in the Age of Zika

March 2016 These days, everyone is trying hard to capture and save every drop of valuable water. Cities require that developers install stormwater management devices and plans, and residents across the southland are taking advantage of free rain-barrel distribution events. But is there a hidden cost? The Chino Basin Water Conservation District (CBWCD) recognized potential problems, and organized a “Lunch … Read More

Zika Virus: Health agencies issue travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

1/19/16 In a recent media release, CDC warned travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites due to transmission of Zika virus. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also issued a similar travel advisory (PDF). Currently, there are "reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant." Zika virus ... Read More