Published on October 23, 2022
The L.A. County Department of Public Health indicates that avian bird flu poses a low risk to humans but is highly contagious among birds.
Several cases of infected birds have now been detected in L.A. County, including one case in a Canada Goose in Cerritos.
Lakewood, unlike most cities, is fortunate to have a full-time Park Maintenance Worker at every one of our parks, and our already proactive team of maintenance staff will increase attention to any bird feces on highly trafficked surfaces and amenities such as picnic tables and drinking fountains as part of their daily routine. Lakewood will continue to monitor this situation.
For more information, please see the Department of Public Health press release.