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West Nile virus found in many San Fernando Valley neighborhoods, including Montebello and La Mirada – Orange County Register



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

96592002] Residents are encouraged to ensure that they have their own private water reservoir be emptied to prevent the propagation of mosquitoes.

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


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