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With summer just around the corner, vector control officials will give a presentation later this morning on West Nile virus and how residents can guard against mosquitoes.
The free presentation by the Greater L.A. County Vector Control District starts at 10:15 a.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.
Last year, West Nile virus affected nearly 400 people in California — more than a third of those affected were L.A. County residents. Public health officials predict West Nile virus will post a similar health threat again in 2014.
“The threat is real and cannot be underestimated. We can potentially see more virus activity in 2014,” said Levy Sun, the vector control district’s public information officer. “Despite the drought [and] warm weather, neglected water sources, such as swimming pools and flowerpot saucers, have provided perfect conditions for mosquitoes to thrive.”