|West Nile Virus Activity Intensifies|
West Nile Virus Activity Confirmed in the cities of Arcadia, Irwindale, & Monterey Park.
West Nile virus activity is increasing in the San Gabriel Valley. Tests conducted by the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a sample of mosquitoes collected from the city of Arcadia and three of the District's chicken flocks located in the cities of Arcadia, Irwindale, and Monterey Park. The District routinely tests mosquitoes and chickens from flocks it maintains throughout the San Gabriel Valley as part of its disease surveillance program.
The positive WNV samples were collected from the following locations:
Arcadia: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Santa Anita Racetrack
Although this is the first confirmation of localized WNV transmission in the San Gabriel Valley, residents must assume that the virus is present and being transmitted throughout the Valley. West Nile virus has been very active in many parts of the southland this year.
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