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More West Nile Virus Detected In Coachella And Indio

District to start truck-mounted ULV to reduce mosquito populations and virus circulation

Posted on: May 20, 2019 - 7:20am

Eight additional samples of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week in Coachella and Indio. Mosquitoes from five samples were collected from traps in Coachella near Harrison Street and Avenue 54 and near Shady Lane and Avenue 53. Mosquitoes were collected from three traps in Indio located along Avenue 44 between Golf Center Parkway and Harrison Street. In an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes, interrupt virus transmission, and protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases, the District will start truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) applications in residential areas where the mosquitoes were trapped. Applications are scheduled Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18 between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.

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