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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have issued health advisories for individuals traveling to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, where there have been increased reports of mosquito-borne diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. If you are traveling to one of these areas, it is important to protect yourself from being bitten by a mosquito. Click here to view prevention tips, such as wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, using an EPA-registered insect repellent, and choosing a hotel with air conditioning.
View health advisories related to mosquito-borne diseases:
ZIKA VIRUS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - California Department of Public Health (02/05/16)- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Click here to view health advisories & updates for providers and other healthcare personnel.
Click here to view resources on Zika, measles and Ebola.
Weather forecasters and scientists are predicting that the
upcoming El Niño conditions could bring significant heavy rains and severe
storm conditions that will impact Southern California with flooding, mud
slides, wind damage and related emergency conditions such as power outages. The
City of Pasadena is actively preparing to meet the challenges of El Niño, and
City public safety officials urge all residents and businesses to do the
In general, whether it is an El Niño event, major earthquake or other
emergency, all residents and businesses should have enough food, water and
other emergency supplies to last them from three days to a week, or longer, in
response to a widespread disaster. The next major storm, earthquake or
human-caused emergency will happen. It is not a matter of “if” but “when” that
disaster will occur. All members of your family, including pets, need to
be prepared at home, in the car, and at work.
Special considerations should be taken to ensure that food and
water systems are safe, and good hygiene is important to keep you and your
family healthy. Read more on environmental health considerations to prepare for
flooding, as well as general preparation and recovery considerations: