Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Protecting Public Health in the Antelope Valley since 1958

News and Updates

Latest News:

Continued Activity of Two Mosquito-Borne Viruses in the AV (more)

Fir​​st Human Cases of WNV in the AV​ (more)

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

West Nile Virus in California



20122013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Human Cases (fatal)
479 (19) 368 (14) 
798 (29)
747 (45) 
426 (18) 
258 (12) 
Horses (fatal)
22 (8)  13 (4)  
15 (2) 
19 (5)  
21 (7) 
 17 (6) 
Dead Birds
1,640 1,240 
2,442 
1,349 
1,350 

449 

Mosquito Samples
2,849  2,528 
3,340 
3,329 
3,528 
3,234 
Chickens
540 484 
443 
449 
343 282 


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
1924 



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

Updated 9/25/17