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District News 2018

Indio, CA, September 19, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct truck-mounted larval mosquito control treatments in Palm Springs where detections of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have spiked. The invasive mosquito species was detected in Palm Springs initially in November 2016. Since then, the mosquito species has been detected in an area including more than 1,000 acres and thousands of homes. District staff have conducted nearly 3,000 door-to-door inspections, treating properties as necessary; distributed mosquito prevention materials to residents, community centers, and city hall; given community presentations; and organized a Block Party to educate residents about the importance of removing standing water from yards. The District carried out larval control applications by helicopter last summer, drastically reducing the number of mosquitoes for months. However, invasive mosquito detections have steadily increased.


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Indio, CA, September 10, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct larval mosquito control treatments by helicopter in Mecca where detections of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have increased. The invasive mosquito species was detected in Mecca in October 2017. Since then, the mosquito species has been detected in an area including about 900 homes. District staff have conducted about 1,600 door-to-door inspections, treating properties as necessary; distributed mosquito prevention and protection materials to residents, community centers, and health clinics; given community presentations; and organized a Community Block Party and Clean Up to educate residents and collect unwanted containers and objects on properties that could collect standing water. Despite efforts, invasive mosquito detections have increased in Mecca.


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Indio, CA, August 28, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Rancho Mirage. District laboratory staff confirmed that two mosquito larvae and four mosquito pupae collected by field technicians in a Rancho Mirage neighborhood were identified as an invasive mosquito species capable of transmitting harmful viruses such as chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika. While these viruses are not currently transmitted locally, the District is taking steps to reduce the spread of this mosquito throughout the Coachella Valley. Rancho Mirage is now the 8th Valley city where this invasive mosquito has been detected.


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Indio, CA, August 22, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District detected West Nile virus (WNV) activity for the first time in Oasis this year. One mosquito sample collected from a District trap located near Buchanan Street and Avenue 80 tested positive for the virus. Mosquitoes collected from traps in Mecca continue to test positive for WNV and St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV). In an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes and interrupt further transmission of these viruses, District staff will post disease notification signs in communities where virus activity was detected, intensify mosquito surveillance and control measures as necessary in the surrounding area, and outreach to businesses and residents.


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Indio, CA, July 25, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District detected West Nile virus (WNV) activity for the first time in Thermal in 2018 and continued activity of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) in Mecca. Mosquitoes trapped in downtown Mecca tested positive for SLEV, the first mosquito-borne virus activity detected in an East Valley residential community this year. District staff will conduct truck-mounted adult mosquito control applications in downtown Mecca where the virus activity was detected. Applications will be conducted in the area bordered by Johnson Street, 66th Avenue, Lincoln Street, and 62nd Avenue, and exclude organic farms. Applications are scheduled Saturday through Monday, July 28-30, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting.


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Indio, CA, July 18, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District detected West Nile virus (WNV) activity for the first time in Mecca and St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) activity for the first time in the North Shore in 2018. In an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes, interrupt virus transmission, and protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases, District staff will conduct adult mosquito control treatments by helicopter in Mecca and the North Shore where the virus activity was detected. Applications are scheduled Saturday through Monday, July 21-23, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting.


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Indio, CA, July 12, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected more infected mosquitoes with West Nile virus (WNV) in Indian Wells. The mosquitoes were collected from a trap near Fairway Drive and Cook Street. This brings the total number of positive West Nile virus mosquito samples to eight in the Valley this year. There were 60 at the same time in 2017. The total number of mosquitoes infected with St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) is four for 2018. There were no SLEV positive mosquito samples at this time last year.The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected more infected mosquitoes with West Nile virus (WNV) in Indian Wells. The mosquitoes were collected from a trap near Fairway Drive and Cook Street. This brings the total number of positive West Nile virus mosquito samples to eight in the Valley this year.


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Indio, CA, July 5, 2018:
St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected in three different traps in Mecca near Johnson Street and 70th Avenue and Colfax and 71st Avenue. This is the first detection of St. Louis encephalitis virus in the Coachella Valley for 2018. Five samples of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in Indian Wells and Palm Desert last month. In an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes, interrupt virus transmission, and protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases, District staff will post disease notification signs near the trap locations where the infected mosquitoes were collected, as well as intensify mosquito surveillance, larval and adult control as necessary in the surrounding area, barrier treatments to target adult mosquitoes, and outreach to businesses and residents in the area.


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Indio, CA, June 22, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected more infected mosquitoes with West Nile virus (WNV). Two samples of mosquitoes tested positive yesterday; one sample of mosquitoes was collected from a trap in Indian Wells near Fairway Drive and Cook Street and the other sample was collected from a trap in Palm Desert near Portola Avenue and Shadow Mountain Drive. The District will start truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) applications in residential areas where the mosquitoes were trapped between Highway 111, Portola Avenue, Rancho Palmeras Drive, and Vintage Drive. Applications are scheduled Saturday through Monday, June 23-25 between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.


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Indio, CA, June 20, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct a truck-mounted larval mosquito control treatment in Indio neighborhoods where invasive Aedes mosquito detections continue. Aedes aegypti were first detected there in October 2016. The operation is scheduled for the morning of June 27, between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., weather permitting. If the application is not carried out on June 27, it will be conducted the following morning on June 28 during the same time period. The application area is bordered by Monroe Street, Crest Avenue, Avenue 44, and Jackson Street.


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Indio, CA, June 18, 2018:
Two samples of mosquitoes collected from a trap in Indian Wells tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). They are the first mosquitoes in 2018 to test positive for the virus in the Coachella Valley. The two samples contained a total of 80 mosquitoes from a trap located near Fairway Drive and Cook Street. Virus testing was conducted in the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District lab.


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Indio, CA, March 9, 2018:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is hosting its 3rd annual “Fight the Bite 5K” to raise awareness about threats to Coachella Valley residents from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. The race is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8 a.m. at the Rancho Mirage Community Park, 71-560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage. Register online at www.cvmvcd.org/fightthebite5k. This year also marks the District’s 90th birthday and we’ll be celebrating with a cake and balloons in the park immediately following the 5K. Register Now!


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