Aedes aegypti mosquitos found in Watsonville – Santa Cruz Sentinel

A female Aedes aegypti is in the process of acquiring blood meal from a human host.James Gathany Center for Disease Control File Photo Watsonville – An invasive species of Aedes aegypti has been detected in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County officials announced Monday. Tiny mosquitoes that display black and white spots can carry dengue, chikungunya, Zika […]

Potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes found near Watsonville

Santa Cruz County— Santa Cruz County officials announced this week that they have discovered a mosquito species known to carry dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever in Watsonville. These diseases are not currently found in California, and Aedes aegypti found near East Lake Avenue and Holohan Road do not carry them. It is the first […]