West Nile virus found in dead crow in South Pasadena

From the South Pasadena Patch
June 7, 2021

SOUTH PASADENA, CA — The first indication this year of West Nile virus circulating in Los Angeles County was detected in a dead crow collected in South Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District announced today.

West Nile virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Birds can become sick from WNV, but do not spread the virus directly to people.

“West Nile virus is endemic, which means we’ll detect it every year in our communities,” said SGVMVCD Scientific Program Manager Melissa Doyle. “As the weather heats up, everyone should prevent mosquito bites and eliminate stagnant water around their home.”

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