April 22 Is Mosquito Awareness Day in Compton

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2015

The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District will host Mosquito Awareness Day on April 22nd at Clinton Elementary School.

The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District and its community partners invite children, parents and neighbors to learn about Mosquito Awareness Day and the new environmental initiatives in our city.

“Mosquitoes are here. They carry disease which requires safe, effective and sustained mosquito control,” said Micah Ali, President of the Compton Creek Mosquito Control Abatement Board. “We hold this event each year to remind our residents that continued public support is crucial in our efforts to protect the health of our community.”

In March 2015 the California legislature passed ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 51: West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.

The West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can result in debilitating cases of meningitis and encephalitis and even death to humans, horses, avian species, and other wildlife. In 2014, West Nile virus resulted in 29 human deaths in California, a 93 percent increase over 2013. 798 individual cases were reported in 31 California counties, nearly doubling the number of reported during 2013.

CCMAD is inviting the community to attend and participate in and view, mosquito exhibits, Cathy’s Critters a rolling insect museum, free T-shirts and a taco meal. Other exhibitors will include environmental companies with booths and information. California water districts will have booths that will emphasize drought tolerant strategies and ideas. Southern California Gas Company and other local utilities will also have exhibits and information.

The event will be held from 3:30 PM to 5 PM at Clinton Elementary School which is located at 6500 W. Compton Blvd in Compton.

Contact:
Mitchel R. Weinbaum,
General Manager,
Compton Creek MAD
Office – (310) 933-5321
Cell – (310) 525-9780

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