CDC: California leads the nation in mosquito-borne disease

From ABC 10
June 20, 2018

When it comes to mosquito-borne diseases, California is number one, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC reports that over the last decade, California leads the nation with more than 9,000 cases of mosquito-transmitted disease.

“These numbers are startling as they only represent mosquito-transmitted diseases that were reported to health officials said,” David Heft, president of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California.

According to the report, two invasive species of mosquito have been found in 200 cities across California since 2011; that’s in addition to the state’s native mosquito species.

California is followed by New York and Texas. The report included both local disease transmission and those associated with travel. It did not adjust for population.

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