West Nile virus activity continues in Los Angeles County

WNV Update – 10/03/19 PDF LOS ANGELES (October 3, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 11 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 51 this year. This is the first positive sample of … Read More

West Nile virus activity continues into Fall

WNV Update – 09/27/19 PDF LOS ANGELES (September 27, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed one (1) mosquito sample positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 40 this year. The positive sample was collected from Studio … Read More

11 additional mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 11 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 39 this year. Positive samples were collected in six new areas: Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, Los Feliz, … Read More

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Boyle Heights and Whittier

LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed three additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 28 this year. Positive samples were collected in two new areas: Boyle Heights and Whittier. City/Community Date … Read More

WNV Update: More Positive Mosquito Samples Confirmed in LA County

LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed seven additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples positive for the virus within the district’s service area to 13 this year. The new positive samples were collected from six new areas: Winnetka, West Hills, Canoga … Read More

Press Release: Additional West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found

Additional West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found in Los Angeles County LOS ANGELES (August 2, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) confirmed a sample of mosquitoes collected from the City of Bellflower (90706) tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Two weeks ago, GLACVCD reported the first positive West Nile virus mosquito sample within the … Read More

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County

PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2019 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Confirmed in Los Angeles County  This is the first positive West Nile virus mosquito pool within the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District service area. Los Angeles (July 19, 2019) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed a West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito … Read More

CDPH Confirms First Human West Nile Virus Deaths of 2017

While we trap for mosquitoes, control for mosquitoes, and remove standing water sources as much as possible, we still need people’s help to reduce the risk in their own yards. The summer heat plays a role in increasing the spread of West Nile virus. Take care of yourself. Take care of your families. Spend just 10 minutes each week dumping … Read More

West Nile virus human cases reported, mosquitoes are active!

Mosquitoes are known as being pesky and annoying. However, based on reports by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, those bloodsuckers can also be giving people West Nile virus. In their latest report on 8/18/17, there have been 27 human cases so far this year, with 23 of the people hospitalized. Here’s the “hidden” fact about West Nile: Only … Read More

Health officials report increases in mosquitoes and West Nile Virus risk

Los Angeles County, Calif. — In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction. Forty-nine mosquito samples tested positive for WNV last week alone. Year-to-date, the vector control district has detected West Nile virus activity in more than 50 cities and communities within its jurisdiction. As … Read More