NASTY SURGE LIKELY IN WEST NILE CASES.
Byline: Troy Anderson
Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County officials are bracing for the worst West Nile virus West Nile virus, microorganism and the infection resulting from it, which typically produces no symptoms or a flulike condition. The virus is a flavivirus and is related to a number of viruses that cause encephalitis. season in California since 2005, and the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday called for a variety of agencies to help prevent an epidemic.
The motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Michael Dennis Antonovich (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District, which covers northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, and parts of the San Fernando and San directs county public health and public works public works
Construction projects, such as highways or dams, financed by public funds and constructed by a government for the benefit or use of the general public.
Noun 1. officials to educate the public on fighting and avoiding mosquitoes, which carry the West Nile virus infection to humans, and to find and clear water where the insects lay their eggs.
"Los Angeles County is committed to preventing this virus from growing to epidemic proportions," Antonovich said.
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By early this month, 41 dead birds and 20 mosquito samples tested positive, a major increase from the three dead birds and seven mosquito samples infected with the virus by early July last year.
No human cases have been reported so far this year, but there were none by early July 2007, and 36 people eventually were infected last year.
"This year, we're definitely seeing more activity in the Los Angeles Basin The Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the peninsular and transverse ranges in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city of Los Angeles as well as its southern and southeastern suburbs (both in Los Angeles and we're seeing it a little bit wider spread out," said Susanne Kluh, scientific technical services director for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control Vector control is any method to limit or eradicate the vectors of vector born diseases, for which the pathogen (e.g. virusor parasite) is transmitted by a vector which can be mammals, birds or arthropods, especially insects, and more specifically mosquitoes. District. Reports of dead birds have come from La Crescenta, Arcadia, Covina, Temple City, El Monte and San Gabriel.
Officials are especially concerned about mosquitoes breeding in abandoned and stagnant swimming pools.
"We are having a big problem with house foreclosures and the resulting unattended swimming pools," Kluh said. "If you have a foreclosure in your area, contact your local vector control district if you think the swimming pool is going unattended."
For more information, go to www.glacvcd.org or westnile. ca.gov. To report a stagnant pool, call 562-944-9656.