Southern California And Arizona Reporting Widespread West Nile Virus Infected Mosquito Samples Causing Regional Concern

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year in La Quinta.

Twenty-nine more samples of mosquitoes collected from District traps have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in the last week. This brings the total WNV positive samples to 108 for 2019. One sample came from a trap in La Quinta near Airport Boulevard and Madison Street. This is the first sample of mosquitoes to test positive for the virus in La Quinta this year. At this time last year, no virus activity had been detected anywhere in the Coachella Valley.

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