The Inyo County Environmental Health Services Department has a small, yet effective, program to better manage vector-borne diseases in Inyo County. A proactive plague program has been instituted to monitor and treat plague in the Owens Valley. West Nile virus is managed through a combination of public media campaigning and the control of mosquitos by the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program.  Any persons who feel they may have contracted a vector-borne disease are urged to seek treatment from their medical provider. If a vector-borne disease is identified, it will be reported by your medical provider to the County Public & Environmental Health Departments for follow-up investigations.