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Other Vectors (5)

You can contact the District during regular hours at 559-732-8606 or toll-free at 877-732-8606 for more information.

Category: Other Vectors

Within California, fleas have been known to transmit murine typhus and plague.

Category: Other Vectors

Within California, ticks have been known to transmit Lyme disease, tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, 364D rickettsiosis, tick-borne relapsing fever, and tick paralysis.

Category: Other Vectors

In our District, mosquitoes are the primary vectors of public health concern because an infected mosquito can transmit West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, or Western Equine Encephalitis virus through their bite. Other vectors, such as ticks are capable of transmitting pathogens but these diseases are relatively rare.

Category: Other Vectors

A vector is any animal or insect that is capable of transmitting pathogens to people or harming them. Common vectors around the world are rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. In our District, mosquitoes are the primary vectors of public health concern.

Category: Other Vectors

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