The CDC has reported that California leads the nation with over 9,000 cases of mosquito-transmitted diseases in the past decade; making it the number one state carrier for mosquito-borne diseases within this time.
David Heft, President of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California, commented with, “these numbers are startling as they only represent mosquito-transmitted diseases that were reported to health officials said.”
Due to how difficult it can be to determine a mosquito-borne disease, many cases will go unreported or misdiagnosed.
This report also states two invasive species of mosquitoes have been found in roughly 200 cities across California since 2011; which is in addition to the state’s native mosquito species.
California is followed by closely by New York and Texas.
This report includes both local disease transmission and those associated with travel.
To help prevent the spread of these diseases it is critical that you use an EPA registered, IR 3535 Insect Repellent product to repel harmful bites from yourself.