West Nile virus found in dead crows | South Pasadena

From the California News Times
June 15, 2021

Aedes albopictus is a new invasive species that has recently inhabited Southern California.

Monday, June 7th was the first positive test for West Nile virus (WNV) in Los Angeles County by San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District The creature in question (SGVMVCD) was the carcass of a crow collected in South Pasadena. The discovery of positive dead birds emphasizes that WNV may be circulating in the area.

SGVMVCD, one of several vector animal management districts in Los Angeles County, focuses on mosquito-related data in the area, according to its website. The collection of statistics submitted for epidemiological studies relies on public reports of dead birds in the community. A collection of 10-50 mosquitoes from the trap. Regularly check for illness in adult women. Monitoring of stagnant water sources that encapsulate swimming pools, gutters, and storm drains.

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