SANTA FE SPRINGS – West Nile virus continues to be detected in mosquitoes in the San Fernando Valley, Montebello and La Mirada, with 19 positive samples collected since the beginning of July, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District reported Monday [19659002ThepositivesampleswerecollectedattheendofJulyandAugust2003inBurbankEncinoLaMiradaMontebelloNorthridgePanoramaCityPorterRanchShermanOaksSunValleyandVanNuys
West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito and is a leading cause of severe nervous system infections in adults over 50 in Los Angeles County. There is no cure for the West Nile virus.
A total of 10 cases of West Nile virus have been reported by the County Department of Public Health in Los Angeles this year, with 70 percent of patients hospitalized [1
The district also recommends that residents use DEET, picaridine, IR3535, and lemon eucalyptus oil, as registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Preventing Bites and West Nile Virus Disease
For more information, visit the district's website at www.glacvcd.org or call (562) 944-9656