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District News 2012

INDIO, CA, NOVEMBER 9, 2012:
Another human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Riverside County Department of Public Health that a La Quinta resident is the latest human case of WNV. That makes two human cases in November, bringing the total number of cases in the Valley this year to five.


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INDIO, CA, NOVEMBER 1, 2012:
An additional human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in the Coachella Valley, bringing the total number of cases to four in the valley this year, and a total of 14 for all of Riverside County. The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation of the case – a Palm Desert resident – from the Riverside County Department of Public Health.


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INDIO, CA, OCTOBER 24, 2012:
Cooler temperatures are usually a sign that the mosquito-borne virus season is coming to a close, however Coachella Valley residents should remain vigilant as more positive test results for West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed among sentinel chickens and mosquitoes. The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has confirmation that four (4) sentinel chickens tested positive for WNV this week.


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INDIO, CA, OCTOBER 12, 2012:
More positive test results for West Nile Virus (WNV) were confirmed in the Coachella Valley for sentinel chickens and mosquitoes in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and in unincorporated Riverside County, one site north of I-10 and the other west of the Salton Sea.


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INDIO, CA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District announced today the detection of one (1) mosquito samples positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Rancho Mirage. This increases this year’s total positive mosquito samples to 110 which is the highest number of samples since WNV arrival in 2003.

The District has intensified both its larval and adult mosquito control in areas where there has been recent WNV activity and in the eastern Valley hardest hit by the recent flooding event in the Mecca area.

Starting tonight the District will conduct three consecutive nights of aerial Ultra Low Volume (ULV) applications to control adult mosquitoes in the area south of Mecca.


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INDIO, CA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has received confirmation, from the Riverside County Department of Public Health, of two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) here in the Coachella Valley. One of the cases is from the Mecca area and the other is from the City of Rancho Mirage. For further information regarding human cases please contact the Riverside County Department of Public Health.


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INDIO, CA, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has joined a community effort, with county departments and the American Red Cross, under the coordination of the County Supervisors Office, to address, in a timely manner, the severe rains and flooding that have impacted the Mecca Community...


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Indio, CA, September 10, 2012:
Due to ongoing high temperatures and excessive humidity, West Nile virus (WNV) is being actively transmitted by mosquitoes (Culex spp.) in the Coachella Valley. Up to date, for 2012, the District has received confirmation of a total of one hundred and six (106) positive mosquito samples, with two having been received with in the last week.


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Indio, CA, August 21, 2012:
Due to the elevated activity of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Mecca, areas south/southeast of Mecca, and in Indio near Golf Center Parkway and Avenue 45, the District has scheduled additional ultra-low volume (ULV) ground applications, using truck mounted sprayers, to reduce the risk of disease transmission to humans by adult mosquitoes.


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Indio, CA, August 15, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District announced today the detection of two mosquito samples positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Rancho Mirage near the intersections of Country Club Drive and Highway 111 and Country Club Drive and Morningside Drive. This finding is the most north/west location of positive mosquito samples in the Valley.


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Indio, CA, August 7, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District announced today the detection of one mosquito sample positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the area southeast of Trilogy Country Club, in La Quinta. This finding is the most north/west location of positive mosquito samples in the Valley from the first WNV detection in this year, south of Mecca in April.


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Indio, CA, August 1, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of a West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito sample was collected on July 25, 2012 from a mosquito trap located in Indio, near Avenue 45 and Golf Center Parkway, increasing the Valley’s number of positive mosquito samples to fifty seven this year. District staff will intensify mosquito surveillance, larviciding, and public awareness in and around the area, in an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes and interrupt further transmission of disease.


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Indio, CA, July 30, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vector borne Diseases (UC Davis) of a six (6) sentinel chickens that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Coachella Valley. The samples were taken on July 23rd, from coops located in Thermal and southeast of Mecca. District staff will continue its intensified mosquito surveillance, larviciding, and public awareness in these areas, in an effort to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.


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Indio, CA, July 24, 2012:
The new time for the ultra-low volume (ULV) ground applications around the Mecca community will be between 3:00am and 6:00am and begin on Wednesday, July 25th, and continue until Monday, July 30th, weather permitting. Additionally, beginning the morning of Thursday, July 26th, the route will be expanded to include residential areas in the Mecca community.


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Indio, CA, July 23, 2012:
Due to the elevated activity of West Nile Virus (WNV) detected in mosquito samples collected in the area south/southeast of Mecca, the District has scheduled ultra-low volume (ULV) ground applications, using truck mounted sprayers, to reduce the risk of disease transmission to humans by adult mosquitoes.


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Indio, CA, July 20, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of twenty-one (21) additional West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were collected on July 17, 2012 from mosquito traps located south and southeast of Mecca and in the North Shore area near the Salton Sea, increasing the number of positive mosquito samples to fifty-five (55) this year.


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Indio, CA, July 18, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vector borne Diseases (UC Davis) of a two (2) sentinel chickens that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Coachella Valley. The sample was taken on July 9th, from coops located south of Mecca.


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Indio, CA, July 12, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of eleven (11) additional West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were collected on July 3, 2012 from mosquito traps located south and southeast of Mecca and in the North Shore area near the Salton Sea, increasing the number of positive mosquito samples to thirty-three (33) this year.


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Indio, CA, July 3, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vector borne Diseases (UC Davis) of a two (2) sentinel chickens that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Coachella Valley. The sample was taken on June 25th, from coops located south of Mecca.


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Indio, CA, July 1, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of one (1) additional West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito sample was collected on June 21, 2012 from a mosquito trap located north of Mecca, increasing the number of positive mosquito samples to twenty-two (22) this year.


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Indio, CA, June 25, 2012:
Due to the elevated activity of West Nile Virus (WNV) detected in mosquito samples collected in the area south / southeast of Mecca, the District has scheduled ultra-low volume (ULV) ground applications, using truck mounted sprayers, to reduce the risk of disease transmission to humans by adult mosquitoes.


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Indio, CA, June 21, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of two (2) additional West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were collected on June 19th, 2012 from mosquito traps located south of Mecca, increasing the number of positive mosquito samples to twenty-one (21) this year.


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Indio, CA, June 18, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vector borne Diseases (UC Davis), late Friday evening, of a sentinel chicken that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv) in the Coachella Valley. The sample was taken on June 11th, from a coop located in the north shore area of the Salton Sea. Sentinel chickens are usually later indicators for WNV then mosquito samples.


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Indio, CA, June 11, 2012:
Due to the elevated activity of West Nile virus (WNv) detected in mosquito samples collected in the area southeast/southwest of Mecca, the District has scheduled ultra-low volume (ULV) ground applications, using truck mounted sprayers, to reduce the risk of disease transmission to humans by adult mosquitoes.


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Indio, CA, June 8, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of ten (10) West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were collected on June 6th, 2012 from mosquito traps located south of Mecca and along the shore of the Salton Sea, increasing the number of positive mosquito samples to nineteen (19) this year...


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Indio, CA, June 1, 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of seven West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito samples in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito samples were collected on May 22, 2012 from traps located southwest of Mecca near the Salton Sea, increasing the number of positive mosquito samples to eight this year....


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Indio, CA, April 2012:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (UC Davis) of its first West Nile virus (WNv) positive mosquito sample in the Coachella Valley. The mosquito sample was taken from a mosquito trap located ithe Oasis area of the lower valley near 81st Avenue and the 86 Expressway.


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