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West Nile Virus

Current West Nile Virus Activity in the Coachella Valley
The District uses mosquito traps (CDC - CO2 baited traps and gravid traps) and sentinel chicken flocks as part of our surveillance program to detect West Nile virus (WNV) activity. The traps and sentinel chicken coops are set up throughout the Coachella Valley in both urban and rural habitats. The map below displays within a quarter mile the locations where mosquitoes or sentinel chickens have tested postive for WNV in 2013. Learn more about WNV and the District's response to WNV activity.

There is no detection of West Nilve virus activity in the Coachella Valley in 2014.

WNV Activity in the Coachella Valley in 2013 (updated October 28):

Human cases 3
Mosquito pools 43
Sentinel chickens 25

Red YellowWest Nile Virus Positive (red balloons represent permanent trap sites and sentinel chicken coops; green balloons represent additional traps set when WNV activity is detected in an area. Balloons are within a quarter mile of actual sites)

The geographical representation of this map and/or drawing is provided for informational purposes only and should be used for Reference Only. Any information represented here is not guaranteed to be accurate or current. No reliance on angles, distances, area sizes or other land survey data should be assumed without verification by the user. Neither the Coachella Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District nor the Coachella Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District Information Technology Department accepts any responsibility for errors or omissions. This webpage may not be reproduced, edited, or otherwise altered in any way without advanced permission of the Coachella Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District Information Technology Department.

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