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9/06/2012

Beware! Mosquitoes by the River

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 05 Sept 2012, KCET

Photo by Jim of JimOnLight used under a Creative Commons license
If you're one of the lucky few to snag a ticket to paddle the L.A. River this year or simply like outdoor activities, don't forget the bug spray this season.

Health officials report a dramatic 25 percent jump in West Nile virus cases over just a week. A total of 1,993 cases including 87 deaths have been reported to Center for Disease Control as of September 4. Public health officials from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) have also confirmed an additional 26 West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples collected within its district boundaries, and six dead birds as of August 31st. Infected mosquitoes were found in Granada Hills, Studio City, Silver Lake, Burbank, Chatsworth, Rowland Heights, Cerritos, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, and Atwater Village, adjacent to the Glendale Narrows section of the L.A. River, among others. [read more]

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