Officials are warning San Gabriel Valley residents to be wary of mosquitoes after evidence of West Nile virus was found in three suburban cities east of Los Angeles.
A pond in a city park best known for previously housing an alligator named “Reggie” is suspected of harboring mosquitoes with West Nile virus.
Health officials reported Tuesday that a second Los Angeles County resident has died due to West Nile virus.
Authorities issued a health warning Wednesday after a chicken in El Segundo tested positive for West Nile virus.
Health officials say the reemergence of West Nile virus in the Southland has recently spread to the San Fernando Valley.
Officials say West Nile virus is spreading in birds and mosquitoes in Los Angeles County, with recent cases found in the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley and elsewhere.