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Four SoCal Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Four birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus after being found dead in Cerritos and the San Gabriel Valley, reports the Daily News. Two of the four birds were discovered in Cerritos, one in Baldwin Park and one in Covina. A fifth bird's test is still pending.
West Nile Virus is spread through bites from mosquitos that have been infected with the disease. Humans are susceptible to the illness as well as animals.
According to the California West Nile Virus website, no humans have been infected so far this year. However, 23 birds have been found to have the disease throughout the state, as far north as Sacramento County and as far south as Orange and Riverside Counties. The birds found in Cerritos were the first reported to be infected this year in Los Angeles County.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.