08/12/2011 11:27 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2011

3 Mosquito Samples In Studio City Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Three of the 31 mosquito samples that tested positive for the West Nile virus this week in Los Angeles County came from Studio City, the Vector Control District reported.

Because West Nile virus activity is approaching levels that are considered epidemic years, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will be making a concerted effort to notify residents in Studio City and other risk areas in the county on Friday and Saturday.

They are planning an aggressive public outreach and mosquito control campaign to raise awareness and safeguard residents against mosquito bites and virus transmission.