City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Heavy winter rains, combined with the coming warmer weather, is creating an ideal situation for mosquitoes to breed. City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry. Mosquitoes can carry serious diseases like West Nile Virus, encephalitis, malaria and Zika, and present a serious public health concern.
What can people do to protect themselves?
Residents are urged to report unusual numbers of day-biting mosquitoes and neglected or green pools in one of the following ways:
Report dead birds to the California Department of Public Health by calling 1-877-WNV-BIRD or online at www.westnile.ca.gov.
Media inquiries can be directed to Nelson Kerr, Bureau of Environmental Health Manager, Department of Health & Human Services, 562.570.4170, Nelson.Kerr@longbeach.gov
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