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West Nile virus goes local

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District identified West Nile virus on Aug. 12 in La Verne. Mosquito traps were placed in Golden Hills Wilderness Park and tested positive for the virus. The virus is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitos, which originally become infected after biting diseased birds. “We have had a light year with West Nile... 

Asian Tiger mosquito species persists

One year after the Asian Tiger mosquito species was identified by the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the infestation continues in El Monte and South El Monte. Though the infestation has not spread to other cities in the region, new properties in the two cities are still being invaded. The Asian Tiger species is known for transferring diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya. Though... 

Tiger mosquitos spread anxiety

Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer The East Coast is not the only place where tiny black and white tiger mosquitoes are emerging. Invasive tiger mosquitoes have been spotted in the cities of El Monte, South Monte and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County south of Duarte. Tiger mosquitoes, native to Southeast Asia, are tiny black and white insects that are active in daylight. They are aggressive and can... 
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