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West Nile Virus found in Nature Preserve in Los Angeles County

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West Nile VirusIf you live in most of the southwest, you might be surprised to hear that the West Nile Virus has just been found in Los Angeles County. Unfortunately, mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus have been plaguing the Phoenix area for years. According to the Daily Breeze, Mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus have been found at Torrance’s Madrona Marsh nature Preserve. Two men recently tested positive for the virus and several dead birds were found to have the virus.

According to the article, the reports are more frequent than normal and the outbreak is considered an epidemic since there have been more reports this year than there have been since the virus outbreak in 2004. The outbreak might be due to an especially wet winter followed by a warm summer.

Although the virus can be deadly to animals, it is usually not fatal to humans. Those who are in poor health or the elderly can be at risk but for most, the virus only causes flu-like symptoms. Park officials are getting the word out that the virus has been found in the area and they are doing what they can to kill many of the mosquitoes; mainly cutting back the vegetation and eliminating standing water.

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  1. It’s the Ones You Don’t Hear… | SafetyGator says

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  2. Pest control the woodlands says

    Ironically, in the midst of the worst drought on record in Texas, The Woodlands reported the presence of mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus. Extremely hot weather and the lack of rain, doesn’t ensure that you won’t have mosquitos. You can’t underscore eliminating standing water and cutting back overgrown vegetation enough. Always use a professional service for treatment with chemicals.

  3. Pest control the woodlands says

    Ironically, in the midst of the worst drought on record in Texas, The Woodlands reported the presence of mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus. Extremely hot weather and the lack of rain, doesn’t ensure that mosquitos you won’t have mosquitos. You can’t underscore eliminating standing water and cutting back overgrown vegetation enough. Always use a professional service for treatment with chemicals.

  4. MicahLiam says

    Mosquitoes are even producing in fresh water and this is awesome as for Dengue is new disease caused by the Mosquito which is produced in clean water.western exterminators los angeles

  5. pest control services nc says

    Mosquitoes are everywhere and they will bit you anywhere as long as they can sense that blood are closer to them. I definitely agree from above comments—“Prevention is better than cure”. So its better to have mosquito repellent in order to prevent from the West Nile virus.Though this virus doesn’t kill people yet but as an assurance of our health lets just make some actions in preventing that case.

  6. Bulwark Exterminating says

    While the West Nile Virus is not life-threatening to healthy individuals, I agree with Janine; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Bug repellent will decrease your likelihood of both being bit by a mosquito and contracting the West Nile virus. Thanks for your comments.

  7. Janine Jonassen says

    Yes bring the bug repellant with you everywhere you go.

  8. Michael Dorausch says

    I almost never see mosquitos at the beach but I got a whole bunch of bites while camping a few weeks ago. Didn’t think much about it till now. I’ll have to prepare a camp related solution for next trip.