Mosquitoes That Can Carry Zika Virus Detected In Long Beach – CBS Los Angeles

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Are you being bitten by mosquitoes throughout the day? Report by calling 562.570.7907 or submit on-line: #ZIKAFREELB

– Long Beach Health (@LBHealthDept) June 16, 2017

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“We are actively informing and inspiring residents and guests to take crucial precautions to forestall mosquito bites,” Mayor Robert Garcia stated. “I’m happy with the outreach the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is conducting throughout our various communities.”

Health officers famous that the mosquitoes have been discovered beforehand in different Southern California areas, however this was the primary signal of them in Long Beach. Aedes aegypti is a roughly quarter-inch massive, black-and-white insect that’s notably aggressive and is understood to chew throughout the daytime.

Residents can report sightings of the bugs by calling the Zika hotline at (562) 570-7907.

Residents had been additionally urged to:
– empty containers crammed with water no less than as soon as every week;
– clear and scrub chook baths and pet water bowls;
– dump water from potted plant saucers;
– test rain gutters and garden drains;
– use mosquito repellent;
– put on lengthy sleeves and pants; and
– guarantee screens on doorways and home windows are in good restore. All Rights Reserved.

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