By Sophia Fischer
The standing water left behind by the wet winter weather is resulting in an earlier outbreak of West Nile virus throughout California.
As of last week, 32 dead birds in 19 of the state’s 58 counties, including L.A. County, tested positive for West Nile Virus. Ventura County was not among the counties in the study.
The first human case of infection was reported last month in Los Angeles County. The man is recovering.