Mosquitos in San Fernando Valley Test Positive for West Nile Virus

From NBC Los Angeles
June 28, 2018

Summer is in full swing in Southern California, and after a brief early lull, so is the West Nile virus.

Mosquito samples collected in Sherman Oaks and Porter Ranch tested positive for the virus in the past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District announced Saturday.

With only three positive samples this year – including one a week ago – the inevitable annual West Nile virus infestation is off to a slower start in 2018, the district said.

“Last year [at this time] we already had 43 positive samples reported,” district Director of Scientific Technical Services Susanne Kluh said in a statement.

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