Cerritos, CA

West Nile Virus is Confirmed in Cerritos

Herbie J Pilato
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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.

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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.


To reduce the WNY threat, GLACVCD and the County of Los Angeles Public Health recommend following several tips, which may be found at WestLine.ca.gov or safecerritos.com.

[Note: This article is based on accredited news and media reports by The Cerritos News.]

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including the newly-published CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY biography, the revised BIONIC BOOK, RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, and more. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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