Mosquito Spraying to Continue in Mecca Due to “Persistent Virus Activity”

September 10, 2018

A mosquito capable of transmitting deadly diseases has made its home in an area around about 900 Mecca homes since first being discovered in the city last fall, local vector control officials said today.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can transmit diseases like Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, was first detected in the city last October, prompting several rounds of spraying applications so far to try and stem the species’ spread, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector 
Control District.

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