Fleas

California Plague Report, Summer 2011

Follow this link to read the report on California plague surveillance for the summer of 2011

California Plague Report, Winter 2010

Follow this link to read the report on California plague surveillance for the winter of 2010.

Plague report 2010

Plague report for winter, 2010

 

To view a report on plague surveillance activities for winter of 2010 from the Vector-Borne Disease Section, California Department of Public Health press this link: PDF report.

Plague positive rodents 2008

The following link is to a table showing plague-positive rodents tested in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health, Vector-borne Disease Section Plague Surveillance Program.

Plague-positive rodents 2008

Mammals tested for plague in California, 2007

In 2007, 482 blood samples were collected from wild carnivores and 914 blood samples from wild rodents in connection with the statewide plague surveillance program conducted by the Vector-borne Disease Section of the California Department of Public Health. Veterinarians submitted 5 samples from domestic pets. Plague was confirmed in one domestic cat from Kern County. Plague antibodies were detected in 37 of 335 coyotes, 12 of 47 black bears, and one of 4 gray foxes. Among wild rodents, antibodies were detected in 23 of 432 California ground squirrels, and one of 237 chipmunks. Additionally, samples from 124 feral pigs were negative. All data from 2007 Annual Report, Vector-Borne Disease Section, California Department of Public Health.

Plague testing 2004

The California Department of Public Health routinely tests various types of animals for evidence of infection by plague bacilli. The map displays data for 2004 for tests on carnivores, rodents, and pets.

Vector-borne Disease Bulletin

Click one of the following for the Vector-borne Disease Bulletins from the Vector-borne Disease Section, California Department of Public Health.

 

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Fleaborne Diseases

In California, there are several fleaborne diseases associated with fleas. Probably the most important is plague. Active plague surveillance has been underway in the state for many years by the California Department of Health Services.

 

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