mosquito-born illness

Officials with the Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District -- the agency that monitors mosquito activity in northwestern Riverside County -- is warning local residents to take precautions,now that an exotic breed of mosquito that can spread diseases has been detected in our area.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A UC Riverside entomologist and his research team have been awarded the largest-ever grant to a UCR researcher.  The federal grant will be used to study how manipulating mosquito genes could neutralize their ability to spread disease.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Two babies with Zika-related birth defects have been born in California. This comes as the mosquito-born virus makes inroads into the U.S. prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a travel warning to some neighborhoods in Florida. KVCR's Rick Dulock has details on Zika in California.

Mosquito Diseases Other Than West Nile Found In IE

Oct 23, 2015

Urgency to combat mosquitos in the Inland Empire is rising.  Since August, two people in Riverside County have died from West Nile Virus.  That disease might soon be playing second fiddle to other more exotic maladies carried by non-native mosquitos recently found around the region.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.