News Releases

News items of vector and vector disease interest for Santa Barbara County will be referenced here.  Selected items from outside of Santa Barbara County are included.  Click on Archive to see past news releases.

 

2017 Santa Barbara County

March 17, 2017 - Mosquitoes Emerge as Spring Arrives

October 9, 2017 - West Nile Virus Detected in Sentinel Chickens Near Solvang

2017 Non-County

July 28, 2017 - CA Dept of Public Health Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Travel to Areas with Zika Risk
July 25, 2017 - CDPH Urges Caution on How to Avoid Hantavirus following Diagnosis in Northern California Man
July 20, 2017 - CDPH annouces Valley Fever Cases Increase in California in 2016

October 9, 2017 - CA Dept of Public Health Publishes Its 2016 Vector-Borne Diseases Section Annual Report

2016 Santa Barbara County

August 31, 2016 - Second Case of Travel-Associated Zika in Santa Barbara County
August 25, 2016 - First Case of Travel-Associated Zika in Santa Barbara County
February 19, 2016 - County of Santa Barbara Public Health: Update on Zika Virus
February 2, 2015 - WildlandResidents.Org: Community Alert - AM 1290 - Guests: SBC Public Health & MVMDSBC
January 27, 2016 - County of Santa Barbara Public Health: Update on Zika Virus

2016 Non-County

August 20, 2016 - CA Dept of Public Health Publishes Its 2015 Vector-Borne Diseases Section Annual Report
January 19, 2016 - CA Dept of Public Health:  Zika Virus Health Advisory

2015 Santa Barbara County

October 27, 2015 - Trustee Vacancy:  Help Govern the Mosquito District!
October 12, 2015 - West Nile Virus Detected in Dead Birds in Santa Barbara County
April 14, 2015 - County of Santa Barbara Public Health: Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus in Santa Barbara County

2015 Non-County

December 9, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health Officer Urges Travellers to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases
October 14, 2015 - Ventura County Public Health: Two Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Ventura County
October 14, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health Officer Warns of Invasive Mosquitoes Detected in California
August 24, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health Publishes Its 2014 Vector-Borne Diseases Section Annual Report
August 18, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health: CDPH Investigates Second Case of Human Plague
August 14, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health: CDPH and Yosemite NPS Take Preventive Measures in Plague Investigation
August 6, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health: CDPH Investigates Human Plague Case
July 20, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health: CDPH Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2015
April 8, 2015 - CA Dept of Public Health: California Set Record for West Nile Virus Activity
January 27, 2015 - Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health: Chikungunya Fever among Returning Travelers from El Salvador
 

2014 Santa Barbara County

October 22, 2014 - West Nile Virus Detected in Santa Ynez
March 20, 2014 - The Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County Appoints General Manager

 

2014 Non-County

September 18, 2014 - KEYT: Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in SLO County
September 8, 2014 - CA Dept of Public Health Publishes Its 2013 Vector- Borne Disease Section Annual Report
September 3, 2014 - CA Dept of Public Health Reports Highest Ever West Nile Virus Levels
August 6, 2014 - CA Dept of Public Health Reports First Human West Nile Virus Fatalaties This Summer

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