Mosquito Bourne Disease
Other Potential Mosquito Diseases

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* Rapid international travel and trade results in the importation of both pathogens and vectors not found in California. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus and the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, for example, has been introduced into North America in used vehicle tires, and has become established in some areas of southern California. These species can develop in  artificial containers in warmer areas, Currently both species are establish in some areas of southern California. The Aedes aegypti is establish in Fresno and Clovis areas of California.

This species are efficient vector of the Zika, dengue, chikungunya viruses and yellow fever. Other potential diseases of concern include Japanese encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Venezuelan encephalitis and malaria. ---Report daytime biting mosquitoes---

For in depth information on these mosquito-borne diseases, please see the following links:

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Zika  (updated 11/7/2016)

Television Report: ZIKA on "60 Minutes"

* References from: The Biology and Control of Mosquitoes in California. 1996. Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California. Elk Grove, CA., CDPH and Best Management Practices for Mosquito Control in California, 2012, CDPH