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District News 2017

Indio, CA, July 19, 2017:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct larval mosquito treatments by helicopter in the City of Palm Springs where Aedes aegypti, an invasive mosquito species, was detected initially in November 2016. Until May 2017, the detection zone was limited to a couple of hundred homes, but since then detections of the invasive mosquito have spread to an area including more than 2,000 residences.


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Indio, CA, July 10, 2017:
Palm Desert is the first urban area in the Coachella Valley where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year. The virus was detected in one mosquito sample collected from a District trap located near the intersection Elkhorn and Fred Waring. Eight additional mosquito samples tested positive for WNV in Mecca, Thermal, and Oasis. This brings the total number of positive mosquito samples to 57 this year. No human cases have been reported in the Coachella Valley. 


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Indio, CA, June 23, 2017:
Eleven samples of mosquitoes tested yesterday in the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District laboratory are positive for West Nile virus (WVN), bringing the total number of WNV-positive mosquito samples to 37 this year. The samples included more than 500 mosquitoes from six traps in Mecca along Lincoln Street between 63rd Avenue and 5th Street. This comes after two weeks of steady positive results for virus in nearly three dozen samples in the same vicinity. At this same time last year, only eight mosquito samples had tested positive for the virus in the entire Coachella Valley. 


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Indio, CA, June 7, 2017:
Mosquitoes collected from traps in Mecca and Thermal tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first time in 2017 that mosquitoes in the East Valley have tested positive for the virus. The virus-positive mosquitoes were collected from two traps, one near the corner of Lincoln Street and Avenue 70 and the other near Lincoln Street and Avenue 73. The tests were conducted in the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District laboratory.


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Indio, CA, May 1, 2017:
A sample of mosquitoes collected from a trap in Thousand Palms tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). They are the first mosquitoes in 2017 to test positive for the virus in all of California. The sample contained about 30 mosquitoes from a trap located on Varner Road between Cook Street and Monterey Avenue and the test was conducted in the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District lab.


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Indio, CA, April 5, 2017:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is kicking off Mosquito Control Awareness Week (April 16-22) with the 2nd annual “Fight the Bite 5K” to raise awareness about existing and emerging threats to Coachella Valley residents from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. The race is Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8 a.m. at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert. Register online at tinyurl.com/fightthebite5k.


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Indio, CA, February 6, 2017:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct larval mosquito treatments by helicopter in the City of Indio where Aedes aegypti, an invasive mosquito species, was detected initially in October. Since then, vector control staff have conducted more than 1,300 door-to-door inspections and resident education, carried out both larval and adult mosquito control at properties where necessary, and 12 nights of truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) applications in affected neighborhoods. Despite these efforts, detections of the invasive mosquito continue in Indio. Applications are scheduled to take place, weather permitting, every week starting February 11, 5:30-7:30 a.m. until March 4, and then every other week on March 18, April 1, and April 15. The aerial route will be within the borders of Monroe St., Indio Blvd., Golf Center Parkway, and I-10, and cover 550 acres and about 1,600 properties. Residents are urged to check the District website for details of the application routes and times at http://www.cvmvcd.org/controlactivities.htm


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