Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Protecting Public Health in the Antelope Valley since 1958

Latest News:

Mosquito Sample tests Positive for West Nile Virus in East Lancaster (more)

West Nile Virus Detected in 2 Sentinel Chicken Flocks in the AV (more)

West Nile Virus in California



20122013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Human Cases (fatal)
479 (19) 368 (14) 
798 (29)
747 (45) 
426 (18) 
Horses (fatal)
22 (8)  13 (4)  
15 (2) 
19 (5)  
21 (7) 
 1 
Dead Birds
1,640 1,240 
2,442 
1,349 
1,350 

71 

Mosquito Samples
2,849  2,528 
3,340 
3,329 
3,528 
681 
Chickens
540 484 
443 
449 
343 17 


For the most recent updates of West Nile Virus cases in California and other statistics check out the California Department of Public Health website at http://westnile.ca.gov.


West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley



2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Human Cases (fatal)
10 (0) 
15 (1) 
2 (0) 
4 (2) 

Dead Birds

5
02

Mosquito Samples
1
5
4
2
1
Chickens
40
25
29
26
197 



Find more information on West Nile Virus cases in Los Angeles County and the United States.

Updated 7/20/17

News and Updates

Make sure to check your property for mosquito breeding sites.

  • clean up containers that might fill up with water during the rain, or turn them upside down

  • swimming pools should be cleaned and maintained, or drained, if not in use

  • cover rainwater barrels with screen to keep mosquitoes out

  • check sprinkler system for leaks and fix them

  • set the watering times on automatic sprinklers to the need of the plants