Mosquitoes: it only takes ONE

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Mosquitoes: it only takes ONE

Mosquitoes might seem like an annoying nuisance, but did you know they can transmit diseases that can make you sick? It only takes one bite from a mosquito infected with a disease like West Nile virus to put you at risk for serious illness.

Personal Protection from Mosquitoes
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Personal Protection from Mosquitoes

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Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed

The best thing any resident can do to prevent mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water. There are many common places around your own home that can hold standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Here are some tips on how to find and eliminate standing water.

Reporting a Dead Bird
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Reporting a Dead Bird
California Department of Public Health

The District collects and tests suitable birds of the following groups:  corvids, finches, sparrows, owls, and hawks.

You can submit a dead bird report to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) year-round using their online form, or you can call and report a dead bird to the WNV Call Center from April to October. The phone number is:

1-877-968-2472

(1-877-WNV-BIRD)

Your reports help us track West Nile Virus in California – thank you!

West Nile virus
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Nile Virus

What is West Nile virus?

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that originated in Africa. It first appeared in the United States in 1999 and it moved West until it reached California in 2003. It is present throughout the year, although illness is often associated with peaks during hot summer months.