From NBC Palm Springs
August 5, 2021
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were discovered in La Quinta, officials announced Thursday.
The infected mosquitoes were collected from traps near Avenue 52 and Jefferson Street, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.
“It’s not worth the risk. It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to make you sick.” said Tammy Gordon, a district spokeswoman. “Know your risk and wear insect repellent to reduce the risk of getting sick.”
So far this year, district technicians have collected mosquitoes infected with WNV from nine traps, mostly on the northern edge of the Salton Sea in the communities of Mecca and North Shore.