West Nile Virus Update: Activity Continues to Heat Up

LOS ANGELES – 8/1/2016 – This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed 20 mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Vector control detected WNV activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Downey Glendale Lincoln Heights Pico Rivera Year-to-date, WNV has been detected in a total of … Read More

Residents Facing Increased Risk of West Nile Virus

High temperatures a factor in increased mosquito and virus activity LOS ANGELES – 7/26/2016 – This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed 27 mosquito samples and two dead birds that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Vector control detected WNV activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: … Read More

CDPH Reports Increased West Nile Virus Activity Statewide

The following is a press release from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Read their press release on their website or below.   CDPH Reports Increased West Nile Virus Activity Statewide Date: 7/20/2016 Number: 16-043 SACRAMENTO The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting increased West Nile virus activity across the state and is investigating numerous suspect cases … Read More

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County

The following is a press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Read the press release on their website.   First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in LA County All residents should take precautions against mosquitoes LOS ANGELES — 7/20/16 —  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms the first human case of … Read More

Vector Control Confirms Additional Virus Activity

LOS ANGELES – 7/18/2016 – This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional West Nile Virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Chatsworth Los Feliz Montebello Panorama City Reseda Sherman Oaks Van Nuys Woodland Hills See ALL cities with confirmed West Nile Virus “Mosquitoes and West Nile virus go hand-in-hand with the hot weather we’re experiencing,” … Read More

Nextdoor and Vector Control Partner to Protect Public Health

Residents urged to stay informed amid additional virus activity confirmations LOS ANGELES, Calif. – JULY 11, 2016 – Today, officials at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) announce a partnership with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods. GLACVCD will utilize this partnership to warn Los Angeles County residents that West Nile virus activity has already reached … Read More

West Nile Virus Continues to Heat Up in LA County

LOS ANGELES – 7/5/2016 – Officials from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) recommends residents keep insect repellent nearby as the season progresses. This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional West Nile Virus activity for the first time this year in the following cities or communities: Burbank Canyon Country Cerritos Eagle Rock La Mirada North Hills North Hollywood Santa Fe … Read More

Stay Free From Mosquitoes This Independence Day Weekend

6/27/2016 Los Angeles County, Calif. –  While hundreds of families are firing up their grills this weekend, the heat of summer continues to flame West Nile virus activity. This past week, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed additional West Nile virus (WNV) activity in Porter Ranch, San Fernando and Valley Village. See the Stats: West Nile Virus … Read More

With Zika Taking Center Stage, We Can’t Forget About West Nile Virus

National Mosquito Control and Awareness Week is a Reminder to Californians Press release from Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2016 – By now we are all very aware of the Zika virus that has continued to make headlines in the United States over the past several months. With much of the attention on Zika, it is … Read More

Weekly WNV and Invasive Aedes Mosquito Update 6/20/16

Los Angeles, Calif. –  The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) cautions Santa Clarita Valley residents to take extra precautions against West Nile virus (WNV) now to reduce the threat as the summer progresses. Early-season indications predict the Valley may see increased activity this year. This past week, GLACVCD confirmed additional WNV-positive mosquito samples from Granada Hills and … Read More