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Invasive Aedes Mosquito Discovered in Long Beach for First Time 2017

Invasive Aedes Mosquito Discovered in Long Beach for First Time 2017 Two invasive Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes were discovered for the first time in Long Beach last week. The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District (District) joined a dozen members of the Long Beach Health Department (LBHD) in going door to door for property inspections in North Long Beach. To further address this threat, the LBHD is collaborating with the District on mosquito surveillance, public education awareness, and spraying and treatment. While this marks...

Mosquitoes May Infect You With More Than One Disease In A Single Bite

As if disease-carrying mosquitoes weren’t bad enough in the first place, scientists have found the pesky insects may be able to infect us with two viruses at the same time. A small lab study that exposed mosquitoes to blood infected with varying combinations of dengue, Zika and chikungunya proved that the mosquitoes were able to pick up two viruses — Zika and chikungunya — at the same time. The results suggest that human beings could be infected with both the Zika virus and...

Miami Beach Asks FDA for Emergency Permission to Release Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitoes

Aerial pesticide spraying has not eradicated the Zika virus in Miami Beach so far, adding fuel to critics who have warned all along that buildings are too tall and ocean breezes too strong for that method to work there. So the city is resorting to less conventional methods: Officials have now asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to give emergency permission for Miami Beach to release genetically modified mosquitoes to kill off the Zika-carrying bugs. City Manager Jimmy Morales writes in a...

1ST 2 DEATHS OF 2016 FROM WEST NILE VIRUS REPORTED IN LA COUNTY

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two elderly men from the San Fernando Valley died from West Nile Virus recently - the first deaths of 2016 from the illness in Los Angeles County, health officials said Friday. The two men were both hospitalized in August and died from West Nile-associated encephalitis, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The county has seen 68 documented West Nile infections in 2016 - a higher number than seen last year by this time. Health officials noted...

Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus After Announcement of First Human Case in Long Beach for 2016

The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Long Beach has been confirmed. As of August 26, 2016, 78 human cases have been reported from 17 California counties, including Los Angeles (24), San Diego (4), and Orange (1). There have been two WNV-related deaths this year in California. WNV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Signs and symptoms of WNV may include fever, body aches, rash, nausea, vomiting and headaches. Most people infected have...