Public Health


Mosquitoes can spread pathogens (germs) through bites. A person who gets bitten by a mosquito and gets sick has a mosquito-borne disease, like West Nile virus, dengue, or malaria.

Fight the bite

Mosquito Bites Can Be Deadly

Be Prepared Before Mosquito Borne Disease Season Begins!

The Department of Public Health is urging residents to prevent mosquito breeding and avoid mosquito bites in order to avoid disease.

Certain individuals are at higher risk of developing serious illnesses from the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus such as the elderly and those with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants.

Other mosquito-borne diseases that have yet to present local cases, but threaten our community’s health include Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue. All can have devastating effects on those who are infected. At present there is no scientific evidence to suggest mosquitoes spread COVID-19.

Mosquito Bite Prevention

El Pasoans can also help ‘fight the bite’ by using these prevention methods:

Fight The Bite Flyer

Residents can report mosquito breeding and standing water by calling 3-1-1.

Tips for Reducing Mosquitoes Around Homes

Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites When Outdoors