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These plants will help you keep the mosquitoes away

The snow birds are gone, the temperatures are rising and the rains are here — sure signs that summer is here.

This means the year round residents of south Florida begin to retake paradise.

But this year I think the mosquitoes have re-taken paradise. Getting ready to work outside in the garden is like getting ready for battle. So here are a few mosquito repelling plants to help us enjoy the outdoors just a little more...

Announcement: Temporary Total Depletion of US Licensed Yellow Fever

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, announced on February 22, 2018, that YF-Vax for civilian use is expected to be available from the manufacturer again by the end of 2018. However, YF-VAX might be available at some clinics, until remaining supplies at those sites are used up. Sanofi Pasteur applied and received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration

The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. Finds

The flu vaccine is more effective than expected, federal health officials said on Thursday at a special news conference held to discuss the dangerous flu season, which is expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans.

This year’s vaccine is about 25 percent effective against the H3N2 strain of flu that is causing most illnesses and deaths, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control...

You can now follow our District on Instagram @Comtponcreekmad

The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District is an independent special district committed to protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare from mosquito-borne diseases. In fact, we have been performing this service, protecting public health, since 1927.

West Nile Virus Activity by State – United States, (as of January 9, 2018) #WestNile

WNV human disease cases or presumptive viremic blood donors. Presumptive viremic blood donors have a positive screening test which has not necessarily been confirmed. Data table: WNV infections in mosquitoes, birds, sentinel animals, or veterinary animals have been reported to CDC ArboNET from the following states:Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, ...

First Case of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Confirmed in LA County

In early January 2018, Los Angeles County Health Officials confirmed the County’s first case of the Zika virus that had been transmitted sexually. The case involved a woman who was infected by her partner after returning from traveling in Mexico, considered to be a high-risk country for the disease.

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Acts to Prioritize Mosquito Control Funding

In December, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, led by Supervisors Hahn and Barger, introduced a motion to prioritize mosquito control and abatement. The motion directed the County’s Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs to support legislation to increase funding for mosquito control and disease research, expand the authority and...

New Addition to Compton Creek’s Mosquito Abatement District's Fighting Arsenal

The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District is pleased to announce the addition of another piece of equipment to our toolbox – a hand-held fogger for emergency mosquito spraying. This new piece of equipment, priced at $3,000, joins the District’s existing truck-mounted heavy-duty fogger and our 2007 Jeep with a larvicide tank – each has a...

Compton Celebrates Mosquito Awareness Day, Already Planning for 2018

Our mission at the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District (District) is to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare from mosquito-borne diseases. A critical element in the success of our mission is through partnerships with local communities to ensure that they are educated...
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