Mosquito-borne Disease Threats in Los Angeles County
To many people’s surprise, mosquitoes can transmit viruses to people and animals living in Los Angeles County. Our disease surveillance program, breeding source control efforts, and public education efforts help reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to get rid of every single mosquito since there are so many standing water sources, like buckets or plant saucers, in our communities. Most of the time, mosquito bites result in an itchy, allergic reaction. However, there are cases of people being infected with a mosquito-borne disease. Here are some of the diseases that affect LA County residents in our District.
To learn more about risk, symptoms and possible vaccines, click HERE.
View the latest West Nile virus statistics HERE.
Learn how to stay mosquito-free and reduce your risk of getting sick