According to 'The Press Enterprise' For the first time, mosquitos capable of carrying dengue fever have been found in Riverside, a Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District official said Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The non-native Aedes aegypti, known as the yellow fever mosquito, has been identified in the city, district vector ecologist Michelle Brown told the Riverside City Council.
That species has already been discovered in 12 other California counties, she said. The announcement came during a period that has seen a high number of mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus cases in Riverside County.
The principal symptoms of dengue fever are high fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle and bone pain, rash, and mild bleeding (e.g., nose or gums bleed, easy bruising).
During the meeting, some residents told the council they were concerned about the chemicals used in mosquito spraying and sought improved notice of the sprayings.