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Help protect your family and community against Zika! Learn how to identify the mosquito that can carry the virus. This video includes information on two species of mosquitoes that are non-native to California and are known to transmit diseases such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus and yellow fever

Mosquito-control application scheduled in Perris and San Jacinto

10-07-2016 - Due to a recent discovery of the mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus in the city of Perris, Riverside County will apply an ultra-low volume of a material designed to reduce adult mosquito populations in the area on Tuesday (October 11th) from 5am to 7am. Click here for more information.


Draft LAMP available for review and comment

9-30-2016 - Click here to view draft LAMP. Email for comments.


Mosquito-Control Application Scheduled Thursday in Lakeview

9-20-2016 - Due to an increase in the number of mosquitos trapped in the Lakeview area during routine surveillance, Riverside County on Thursday (9/22) will apply an ultra-low volume of a material designed to reduce adult mosquito populations in three areas. Click here for more information. 


Plague Detected in Squirrels at Two Campgrounds in San Jacinto Mountains

6/28/2016 -  Ground squirrels from Dark Canyon Campground and Marion Mountain Campground tested antibody-positive this month for plague. Click here for the press release.


New Tobacco 21 Law goes into effect June 9, 2016

6/8/2016 - Resources are now available to help you get prepared. Click here for more infomation.


Updated Environmental Health Fees Take Effect July 1, 2016

5/27/2016 - Starting July 1, 2016, the Department of Environmental Health's updated permit fees will take effect. Contact a local Environmental Health office for more information. Click here for latest fee schedule.


Free Tobacco Retail Courses Offered by BOE

5/4/2016 -  The Board of Equalization (BOE) offers free classes for retailers who sell or plan to sell tobacco products in California. This class is designed to inform, answer questions, and help retailers understand state and local requirements and their responsibilities as a vendor of tobacco products in Riverside County. Click here to see the flyer.

County Health Officials Offer Hantavirus Reminder after Ten Rodents Test Positive 

4/25/2016 - Ten rodents collected by Riverside County Environmental Health in San Timoteo Canyon near Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus. To read the press release click here.



Health Advisory: Zika Virus in Latin America

2/1/2016 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Click here for more information, or click on Spanish.


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