According to The Cerritos News, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed the arrival of the West Nile virus (WNV) in Cerritos.
A Closer Look
As documented on WestLine.ca.gov, the WNV is transmitted to individuals and animals by way of a bite from an infected mosquito. One in five people infected with the virus will exhibit symptoms, which can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, and a skin rash. Severe cases can lead to paralysis or even death. Adults over the age of 50 and those with chronic health issues are at higher risk of severe illness. There is no cure no human vaccine for WNV.
[Note: This article is based on accredited news and media reports by The Cerritos News.]