West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes detected in Los Angeles

From Market Research Telecast
July 24, 2021

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District in the USA (GLACVCD) this Thursday the confirmation of the first samples of West Nile virus (WNV) carrier mosquitoes, found this year in the area.

In addition, the entity’s officials indicated that virus activity has steadily increased throughout California. Positive samples were collected from insect traps located in Bellflower, Studio City, and Tarzana, confirming the presence of the virus in mosquito populations within the community.

WNV is a virus transmitted by mosquito bites that causes disease in humans, horses, and birds, which can even be lethal.

Susanne Kluh, director of Scientific-Technical Services at GLACVCD, mentioned that “the West Nile virus is detected every summer by local public health agencies because it is endemic to Los Angeles County. “

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