West Nile Virus Infections Spike In the San Fernando Valley

From Northridge Patch
August 17, 2017

WOODLAND HILLS, CA — Almost half of the 22 people from Los Angeles County who tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year are from the San Fernando Valley, a hot spot where the disease appears to be spreading this season, according to public health and vector control officials.

Officials with the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District this week reported a spike in West Nile virus activity, saying they found 49 infected mosquito samples in the region they serve in the last week alone, the Los Angeles Daily news reported. Statewide, Los Angeles County reported the highest number of people infected so far.

“San Fernando Valley is of heightened concern for us this year,” Susanne Kluh, the vector control district’s scientific-technical services director, said in a statement cited by the newspaper.

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