Protect, promote and improve health and well-being for all who live, work, and play in San Joaquin County.
Public Health Highlights
Below is the latest information available regarding respiratory illnesses reported to San Joaquin County Public Health Services (as of February 22, 2020):
- Flu activity is elevated in San Joaquin County; it is also elevated at the statewide and national levels.
- There have been twelve confirmed deaths this flu season compared to eleven deaths last season over the same time period (Table 1).
- In week 8, the majority of influenza positive specimens were influenza A/H1N1, followed by influenza B (Figure 2).
- CDPH- Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes Brochure
- CDC – Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Viruses
- San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District http://sjmosquito.org/ & phone numbers (209) 982-4675 or 1-800-300-4675
West Nile virus (WNV) infection can cause serious disease. WNV is a seasonal health risk in California and San Joaquin County that flares up with the warm weather in late spring or summer and continues into the fall.
Birds are carriers of West Nile virus; a mosquito becomes infected by biting an infected bird. Infected mosquitos can spread the virus to humans, horses, and birds. The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.
- San Joaquin County Public Health Services West Nile virus page
- San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District website
- California West Nile virus Website
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) West Nile virus page
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) West Nile virus page
- CDC West Nile Virus Fact Sheet (downloadable pdf)
- CDPH Vector-Borne Disease Section WNV brochures:
Residents are encouraged to report dead birds by filling out a report online at www.westnile.ca.gov or by calling toll-free 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).