West Nile virus found in many San Fer...

West Nile virus found in many San Fernando Valley neighborhoods, also Montebello and La Mirada

Monday Aug 27 Read more: The Wave

The West Nile virus continues to be detected in mosquitoes in the San Fernando Valley, Montebello and La Mirada, with 19 positive samples collected since early July, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reported Monday. The positive samples were collected in Burbank, Encino, La Mirada, Montebello, Northridge, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley and Van Nuys in the period between July 3 and Aug. 16. West Nile virus is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito and is a leading cause of severe infections of the nervous system among adults over 50 in Los Angeles County.

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