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.
Public health officials in Long Beach are urging residents to take precautions against contracting West Nile virus after an infection was reported in the city.
Residents in the San Fernando Valley were warned Tuesday about West Nile virus activity detected in Toluca Lake.
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 61-year-old Orange County woman died last week from West Nile virus, making her the county’s first such fatality since 2008.
Health officials reported Tuesday that a second Los Angeles County resident has died due to West Nile virus.
Two cases of West Nile virus were reported Wednesday by the Vector Control District.
Authorities issued a health warning Wednesday after a chicken in El Segundo tested positive for West Nile virus.
Two birds found dead in Santa Monica have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said Thursday.
A Lancaster man fights for life Wednesday after contracting the West Nile virus, according to his daughter.
U.S. health officials reported Wednesday three times the usual number of West Nile cases for this time of year and one expert called it “one of the largest” outbreaks since the virus appeared in this country in 1999.
One official said the economy is making the spread of the disease worse due to an abundance of dirty swimming pools in abandoned homes.
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.