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District News 2011

Indio, CA, November 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of 2 sentinel chickens that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv) positive in the Coachella Valley. The samples were taken from coops located in Thermal and southwest of Mecca.


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Indio, CA, November 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation, from the Riverside Department of Public Health, of a West Nile virus (WNv) positive human case from Cathedral City. This is the first WNv human case documented in the Coachella Valley in 2011. District staff will continue mosquito and WNv surveillance, larviciding, and public awareness in these areas, in an effort to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.


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Indio, CA, October 2011:
On August 31st Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) was discovered in Los Angeles County in the City of El Monte. The discovery was made by the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District responding to a phone call of resident complaining of a day-biting mosquito. There is no indication that the Asian tiger mosquito is in the Coachella Valley, as this mosquito is from tropical origins and our desert environment may not provide its preferred environment.


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Indio, CA, October 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of four new West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were taken from traps located in Cathedral City, Mecca, and areas southeast/ southwest of Mecca. District staff will continue its intensified mosquito and WNv surveillance, larviciding, and public awareness in these areas, in an effort to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.


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Sacramento, CA, October 2011:
A 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County, are the first reported fatalities from West Nile virus (WNV) this year, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, announced today, “These unfortunate deaths remind us of the potential danger from mosquito bites and West Nile virus,” Chapman said. To date in 2011, 88 human cases of WNV from 18 California counties have been reported. Last year 111 cases and six fatalities were reported.


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Indio, CA, September 2011:
The eight West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito samples, collected in the area southeast/ southwest of Mecca near the Salton Sea, have prompted the District to schedule ultra low volume (ULV) ground applications and barrier treatments, using truck mounted sprayers, to reduce the risk of disease transmission by adult mosquitoes. Ground ULV will begin Friday, September 9th, between 7:15pm - 9:30pm, and go for 10 consecutive nights, weather permitting.

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Indio, CA, September 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Contorl District recieved confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of eight West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquitoes were taken from traps locted southeast/ southwest of Mecca near the Salton Sea. District Staff will continue its intensified mosquito surveillance, larviciding, an public awareness in these areas, in an effort to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.

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Indio, CA, August 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Contorl District recieved confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of three additional West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. Up to date this year there have been 6 confirmed WNv positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were taken from traps located in Cathedral City (between Plumley Road/Gerald Ford Road and Date Palm Drive.

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Indio, CA, August 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Contorl District recieved confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of a third West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito smaple in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito sample was taken form a trap located in Cathedral City. District staff will continue is intensified mosquito surviellance, larviding and public awareness in the area in an effort to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.

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Indio, CA, August 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Contorl District recieved confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito smaple in the Coachella Valley. This is the second mosquito sample to test positive. The sample was taken from a trap located in Cathedral City.

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Indio, CA, June 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District’s Board of Trustees approved the District’s 2010/2011 Fiscal Year budget at their June Board Meeting. It is one of the District’s visions to be the most financially sound mosquito and vector control organization by budgeting correctly and allocating the fund balance to serve the District’s sustainability needs for the foreseeable future.

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Indio, CA, June 2011:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) is pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, it has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for comprehensive annual financial reporting (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story.

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