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Los Angeles County Public Health Agencies to Hold Outbreak Preparedness Exercise

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Presence of Aedes mosquitoes increase risk of Zika, dengue, and other diseases


Vector Control staff will conduct an emergency response training exercise in partnership with trained Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Public Health Emergency Volunteers (PHEV) to encourage residents to tip and toss stagnant water to prevent invasive Aedes mosquitoes. Teams will conduct door-to-door yard inspections and mosquito control treatments (as needed) in a Whittier neighborhood – one of many communities in Los Angeles County with Aedes mosquitoes.


  • Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
  • Medical Reserve Corps and Public Health Emergency Volunteer Network under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (


Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 8:00am – 3:00pm

Whittier Community Center | 7630 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602

Teams will be canvassing the surrounding neighborhood.


This exercise is designed to increase public awareness of the Aedes mosquito threat and to prepare and improve the response strategy of public health agencies during an outbreak event. Invasive Aedes mosquitoes in Los Angeles County have the potential to transmit Zika, dengue fever, yellow fever, and chikungunya to people.