Two samples of mosquitoes collected from the San Fernando Valley communities of Sherman Oaks and Porter Ranch tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. Last week, the District reported the first positive mosquito sample of the year from Panorama City.
While the District is happy that West Nile virus activity is off to a bit of a slow start this year, there are many hot summer months ahead which will lead to increased mosquito reproduction and WNV amplification and transmission. “Last year, by the end of week 29, we already had 43 positive samples reported,” said Susanne Kluh, director of scientific technical services.
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