July 12, 2018
More mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been found in Indian Wells, the same city where local officials found 2018’s first positive detections of the virus among all Coachella Valley cities, the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District said today.
The most recent detections were discovered in a trap near Fairway Drive and Cook Street, the same area where 2018’s first infected mosquitoes in the Coachella Valley were found last month.
Along with positive samples discovered in Palm Desert, eight positive samples total have been found in the Coachella Valley this year.
Though vector control officials have increased trapping and surveillance in those cities, the desert was seeing a far higher rate of the virus last year, with 60 positive samples discovered by this time in 2017,
according to CVMVCD.