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Mosquitoes in Palm Desert test positive for two mosquito-borne diseases

Valley residents should protect themselves against mosquito bites to prevent falling sick.

INDIO, CA: Mosquitoes collected from traps in Palm Desert tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) and St. Louis... more ››

Mosquitoes Test Positive for St. Louis Encephalitis in La Quinta

Mosquitoes in Thermal also tested positive for the virus. Control application scheduled.

INDIO, CA - Mosquitoes collected from a trap near Madison Street and 60th Avenue in La Quinta tested positive for St.... more ››

Mosquitoes Test Positive for St. Louis Encephalitis

This is the first sign of mosquito virus in the Coachella Valley for 2020.

INDIO, CA - Mosquitoes collected from traps in Thermal tested positive for St. Louis Encephalitis (SLEV). This is the... more ››

District Launches New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new and revitalized website for the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.... more ››

Virus Activity Continues in Coachella Valley

West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis Viruses remain in the Valley. Alarm raised for disease risk as invasive species also found in Desert Hot Springs.

“Residents and visitors to the Coachella Valley need to stay alert and aware of the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases,” says Tammy Gordon... more ››

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Detected in Indian Wells Mosquitoes

This virus has not been found so far west in the Coachella Valley since it reappeared in 2015.

St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) has been detected in a mosquito sample near the area of Vintage Drive and Portola Avenue in Indian... more ››

Invasive mosquito numbers rise in areas of the Coachella Valley

Mosquito control applications scheduled in Cathedral City and Palm Desert

Detection of an invasive mosquito species, not native to California, has been steadily growing throughout the Coachella Valley since first... more ››

First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Coachella Valley

Riverside County Health officials confirm two West Nile cases in Riverside County

A 65-year-old Mecca woman and 71-year-old man from Coachella are the first two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Riverside... more ››

Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Indian Wells

Applications scheduled in Indio, La Quinta, Mecca, Palm Desert and Palm Springs.

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in samples of mosquitoes collected in Indian Wells... more ››

Summer of Unprecedented West Nile Virus Activity Continues

Mosquito control applications this week in La Quinta and Mecca.

As a result of more mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), additional truck-mounted adult mosquito control applications are... more ››

Helicopter Treatments to Battle Mosquitoes in Palm Springs and East Valley

Products to control mosquito larvae will be applied in Palm Springs and to control adult mosquitoes in the east valley.

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct larval mosquito control treatments by helicopter in Palm Springs... more ››

Treatments to Combat West Nile Virus Scheduled in Rancho Mirage

The District is asking residents to stay aware and protect themselves from being bitten.

Mosquitoes continue to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in traps near Thunderbird Road and Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage as well as... more ››

MOSQUITO VIRUS UPDATE: WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN CATHEDRAL CITY

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District detected West Nile virus (WNV) in samples of mosquitoes collected in two areas of... more ››

Virus Positive Mosquito Season Conducive To Epidemic Conditions

Ultra-low volume (ULV) treatments will be conducted by helicopter and truck in Indio, truck-mounted applications in Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage targeting flying mosquitoes capable of transmitting disease to people.

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to detect high numbers of mosquitoes and unprecedented virus-positive... more ››

Mosquitoes Test Positive For St. Louis Encephalitis Virus In Thermal-Oasis

More adult mosquito applications planned in Palm Springs and the east valley.

Mosquitoes collected from a District trap in Thermal-Oasis tested positive for St. Louis Encephalitis virus (SLEV) this week. This is the... more ››

West Nile Virus Detected In Palm Desert For The First Time In 2019

Adult mosquito control applications scheduled in Indio, La Quinta, and Palm Springs this week.

Mosquitoes continue to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Coachella Valley. Mosquitoes collected from traps near Monterey... more ››

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... more ››

West Nile Virus Update

Because of the recent West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the valley, the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has adopted a... more ››

Unprecedented West Nile Virus Activity Prompts District To Expand Applications In Palm Springs And Indio

Since May 30, 20 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This brings the total number of samples... more ››

June 3, 2019: MEDIA ADVISORY

Adult Mosquito Control Applications Expand In Mecca

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is scheduling additional aerial and truck-mounted mosquito control applications... more ››

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