Murine Typhus is a disease transmitted by arthropods such as fleas, ticks, and lice. However, in urban areas, like Compton, it is primarily transmitted by fleas.
An invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito was discovered here in Compton in mid-September. Staff at the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District are taking the appropriate steps to inform the public how they can best protect themselves – and their community – from this threat.
The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District (CCMAD) joined the City of Compton, the Compton Unified School District, and elected officials at the grand reopening of Sibrie Park on July 21st.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Oxitec – a British biotechnology firm – to develop a strain of “self-limiting” mosquito that targets specific malaria-carrying strains.
A recent study out of Baltimore reveals striking variations of mosquito activity within city neighborhoods. These variations, primarily driven by socioeconomic factors, impacted the frequency that mosquitoes bit humans and revealed the primary source of their blood meals.
In its most recent Zika Milestone Report, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health highlighted the training and education classes that Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District provided this past March.
Here's something else that may suck more because of climate change: mosquitoes. And when mosquitoes suck more they may be more likely to transmit pathogens like the West Nile Virus (WNV).
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today two confirmed deaths in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The deceased persons were residents of Glenn county and Yuba county.
Significant rise in mosquito "disease danger days" in U.S., report warns. As global temperatures continue to rise, the number of mosquito "disease danger days" is increasing across much of the United States, representing a greater risk for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, according to a new report.
As of July 24, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that people have contracted West Nile virus in Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. It’s a reportable illness, meaning that if your doctor diagnoses you, they will let the state and CDC.