West Nile virus found in Cathedral City mosquito samples

From the Desert Sun
June 26, 2019

For the first time this year, West Nile virus has been found in mosquito samples in Cathedral City, officials announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The two positive samples came from Waverly and Golf Club drives and Hillcrest Road near Palo Verde Drive, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.

The virus has been spotted in mosquito samples throughout the valley. More than 220 samples have tested positive for the West Nile or St. Louis Encephalitis viruses, the district said.

On Monday, the district announced it was going to launch low-volume mosquito treatments by helicopter or truck in areas where the viruses had a significant presence. 

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