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The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 11 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus, or WNV.

This brings the total number of samples positive for WNV within the district’s service area to 39 this year.

Positive samples were collected in six new areas: Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, Los Feliz, Norwalk, Pico Rivera and Sherman Oaks.

No WNV-infected mosquito samples have been discovered in the Santa Clarita Valley so far in 2019.

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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, 57 WNV human cases have been reported in California, four 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 562-944-9656 or online at www.glacvcd.org.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has published the agenda for their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting starting at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
After several weeks of fearing possible homelessness, several dozen Cali Lake RV Resort tenants applauded the good news county and state officials brought them Wednesday: that they wouldn’t have to vacate the park as the owner undergoes a new permit process.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019
When a new SCV courthouse might be built remains unknown, but recent revisions to the methodology of a statewide priority list of projects moved it up the ranks from “high need” to “immediate need.”
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) approved funding for a total of 18 affordable multifamily rental housing developments (projects) selected through the No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Round 2019-1.

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