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The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed seven additional samples of mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus, or WNV.

This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 13 this year.

The new positive samples were collected from six new areas: Winnetka, West Hills, Canoga Park, Granada Hills, La Mirada and Cerritos.

No infected samples have been reported in the Santa Clarita Valley so far this year.

Mosquito control is a shared responsibility and residents must take an active role in reducing the threat of WNV in their neighborhoods by taking the following steps:

* Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs or anything that holds water for more than a week.
* Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained.
* Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and other small containers weekly.
* Request mosquitofish from your local vector control district for placement in ornamental ponds.
* Wear EPA-recommended insect repellent when outdoors where mosquitoes may be present.
* Report neglected (green) swimming pools in your neighborhood to your vector control district.

West Nile virus is endemic in Los Angeles County, and the summer heat can increase virus activity and mosquito populations So far this year, 10 WNV human cases have been reported in California, two of which were identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Visit CalSurv Maps for a comprehensive look at this year’s West Nile virus activity throughout Los Angeles County and Southern California.

For more information, residents can contact the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at www.glacvcd.org.

About West Nile virus
WNV is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no cure for WNV. One in five persons infected with the virus will exhibit symptoms. Symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or a skin rash. These symptoms can last for several days to months. One in 150 people infected with the virus will require hospitalization. Severe symptoms include high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, coma, paralysis, and possibly death.

About GLACVCD
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is a public health service agency formed under the authority of the California State Health & Safety Code. Its mission is to reduce populations of public health vectors below nuisance levels and prevent human infection associated with mosquito-transmitted diseases.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
Denny Truger was honored as the Placerita Canyon Nature Center's Adult Volunteer of the Year and Miranda Clark and Delaney Pineda were named Junior Volunteers of the Year at a county awards ceremony Saturday.
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger has named Jeff Ford to serve on the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency, her office said Monday.
Friday, Sep 13, 2019
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed three additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus have been collected in two new areas: Boyle Heights and Whittier.
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture has announced $750,000 in grants to 58 nonprofit organizations through its Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program in this fourth year of awards.
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
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