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Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley
Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley

San Fernando Valley residents are being urged to take extra precautions against mosquitoes as the threat of West Nile virus infections continues to grow. Three Valley neighborhoods -- Canoga Park, Sherman Oaks and Encino -- have had nine or more mosquito samples that tested positive for the virus this year, said Levy Sun, a spokesman for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. “It’s definitely higher than average for those communities,” he said. A San Fernando Valley man in his 60s was the first in the county to die from the virus this year, county health officials confirmed last month. The Valley historically has higher rates of West Nile virus than...

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