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Residents of San Fernando Valley warned of more mosquitoes with the West Nile virus



LOS ANGELES (KABC) –

Health officials tell residents of the San Fernando Valley that more mosquitoes in the area have been tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The mosquito samples are from Sherman Oaks and Porter Ranch.

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The first mosquitoes tested positive for the year were found in Panorama City last week

Officials remind people to put stagnant water on their property Eliminate these spots can become mosquito breeding sites.

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It is also important to wear mosquito repellent outdoors to prevent them from being bitten and infected by the virus.

Virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no cure for it.

One in five people infected with the virus shows symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea or rash. The symptoms can last for several days to months.

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