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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Coachella, Indio, And Thermal

This is the first sign of WNV in the Coachella Valley for 2019

Posted on: May 20, 2019 - 7:19am

Four samples of mosquitoes collected from traps in Coachella, Indio, and Thermal tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). They are the first mosquitoes in 2019 to test positive for the virus in the Coachella Valley. The positive samples contained mosquitoes from traps located near the following locations; Avenue 53 and Shady Lane in Coachella, Avenue 43 and Golf Center Parkway in Indio , and Avenue 60 and Tyler Street in Thermal . Virus testing was conducted in the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District lab. The District is asking the public to do all they can to prevent mosquito breeding in their neighborhoods and to report increased mosquito activity.

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