More Invasive Mosquitoes Found In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO–County vector control officials are setting traps and again urging people to empty standing water inside and outside their homes to keep mosquitoes from breeding after finding two more invasive mosquitoes this week. County officials confirmed the discovery of two more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, also known as yellow fever mosquitoes, in Chula Vista after […]

Twin Oaks Middle School Students Join Taylor Swift In Skype Chat

Twin Peaks Middle School students talk to singing sensation Taylor Swift, via Skype. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Ragna Cook POWAY–There was a buzz of excited energy from a group of twelve to fourteen-year-old students from Twin Oaks Middle School in Poway on Tuesday as they waited for seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift to join them via Skype for a special group interview sponsored by Scholastic. “I’m really looking forward to see […]

Fallbrook Deer Mouse Tests Positive For Hantavirus

A deer mouse caught in Fallbrook test positive for Hantivirus.

  FALLBROOK–A North American deer mouse trapped in routine monitoring in a rural part of Fallbrook has tested positive for hantavirus, and County officials are reminding people to be careful if they ever have to clean up mice or rodent nests. The mouse was the seventh rodent caught this year in the county to test […]

Ebola Risk Low In San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO–Despite widespread coverage of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, both national and local public health officials from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) say the country is not at risk for an epidemic. “While Ebola can be scary to people, the local risk for Ebola […]