West Nile: LA County sees first death of the year from mosquito-borne virus – KABC-TV

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Suggestion out stagnant water around the home weekly.

Toss unused containers that can hold stagnant water.

” West Nile virus continues to be a serious health hazard to citizens in Los Angeles County,” county Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis stated in a statement.
” We encourage locals to look for products that can hold water and breed mosquitoes, both inside and outside their houses, and to cover, tidy or clear out those products. Locals ought to safeguard themselves from diseases spread by mosquitoes by utilizing EPA-registered mosquito repellent products, specifically throughout the peak mosquito season, which lasts from June to November in Los Angeles County.”.
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Health and vector control authorities urged locals to take whatever actions they can to avoid drawing in mosquitoes, including:.

Secure versus bites by utilizing insect repellent containing CDC-recommended Picaridin, DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.
An overall of 5 human cases of the virus have actually been validated up until now this year in the county Department of Public Healths coverage location, which omits Long Beach and Pasadena.
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LOS ANGELES (CNS)– Los Angeles County health authorities Wednesday confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus in the county this year.
The client was described just as an “elderly resident” of the South Los Angeles area. The individual was hospitalized and passed away from West Nile virus-associated neuro-invasive disease.