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West Nile Virus Detected In Toluca Lake

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TOLUCA LAKE (CBSLA.com) — Residents in the San Fernando Valley were warned Tuesday about West Nile virus activity detected in Toluca Lake.

Councilman Tom LaBonge issued a notice urging residents to dump and drain any standing water on their property where mosquitoes may breed.

Signs have been posted in the area of Ledge/Woodbridge/Bloomfield warning of West Nile, according to LaBonge.

West Nile virus activity has recently been detected in other parts of the Valley including Valley Glen and Studio City . Other parts of Los Angeles County have also reported increased activity in recent months.

Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District officials recommend residents in affected areas avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and apply insect repellent to defend against bites.

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