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Supervisor Hahn and Public Health Warn Residents that “It’s Not Just A Bite”Mosquitoes Transmit West Nile Virus and Zika Virus

LOS ANGELES – Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) held a press conference to provide an update on increases in cases of West Nile virus, and the continued risk of Zika virus in Los Angeles County. Public Health will conduct a countywide mosquito-borne disease public health campaign, titled It’s Not Just A Bite, to inform residents…

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From the Office of California State Senator Josh Newman

"In a very short amount of time Invasive Aedes mosquitoes have made a significant impact to our local environment. Not only are they aggressive biters they are also capable of spreading many diseases that have never before been transmitted locally in California. It is important that every member of the community learn about this emerging threat and support efforts to reduce mosquito populations and the diseases they spread."

April 20, 2017 »

05.26.16: Public Health Officer Cautions Californians to Avoid Mosquito Bites While Traveling

SACRAMENTO – With summer fast approaching, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith reminds Californians to avoid mosquito bites during travel to Latin American countries and the Caribbean. There have been increased reports of mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue, in those locations. Dr. Smith also reminded…

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