Greater L.A. County Vector Control: Stay Safe From West Nile Virus
We might be far from Egypt, but West Nile Virus is present in Los Angeles County. Here are some things you can do to keep it away from you.
West Nile virus is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no cure for West Nile virus. One in five persons infected with West Nile virus will exhibit symptoms. Symptoms usually occur between five and 15 days, and can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or a skin rash. These symptoms can last for several weeks to months. One in 150 people infected with the virus will become extremely ill. Severe symptoms include high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, coma, paralysis, and possibly death.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) offers a variety of digital content on our website’s Resources page. Please assist us in providing this information to people you know.
GLACVCD encourages residents to take the following safety precautions to protect against mosquito-borne diseases:
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