Los Angeles County is alerting physicians and hospitals to be on the lookout for patients with symptoms of a rare mosquito-borne virus.
As the Southland struggles under drought conditions, officials Thursday gave the public yet another reason not to let water run into the gutter: West Nile Virus.
They were among the 35 Californians who have been diagnosed with West Nile in 2014, according to health officials. Sixteen of the cases were reported to the state this week.
The County of San Bernardino’s Department of Public Health has reported the first fatal case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in that county in 2013.
Residents in the San Fernando Valley were warned Tuesday about West Nile virus activity detected in Toluca Lake.
A Cypress woman who tested positive for West Nile virus is the first Orange County patient this year, county health officials said Tuesday.
A 61-year-old Orange County woman died last week from West Nile virus, making her the county’s first such fatality since 2008.
Two cases of West Nile virus were reported Wednesday by the Vector Control District.
Health officials across the Southland have begun to deploy trucks that spray a fog-like mist to combat the spread of West Nile virus.
This year’s West Nile outbreak is on pace to become the biggest on record since the disease first was first recorded in the U.S. in 1999.
Health officials have confirmed the year’s first known human case of West Nile in Los Angeles County.
A nanotechnology firm opened a research facility on Friday where experiments are expected to focus on better ways to keep mosquitoes at bay and, by doing so, prevent the spread of disease.