Although the risk of Zika virus in our county is extremely low at this time, it is still important to avoid introduction of invasive mosquitoes to our county and to limit their spread where they have been introduced. Keeping invasive Aedes mosquitoes out of our county reduces not only the risk of Zika virus, but of other diseases transmitted by invasive Aedes mosquitoes, like dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
You can help keep our communities free of invasive Aedes mosquitoes by following a few simple guidelines:
Zika virus has been on the front page of most news sources almost every day this month, and District staff members have received many questions from the family, friends, members of the public, and the media. Here are a few of the most common questions, and their answers:
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today advised that although there is no evidence of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in California, people should always take steps to avoid mosquito bites, including removing standing water and wearing insect repellent when necessary. Californians should also be advised of international travel alerts for the countries where Zika virus is circulating.