Mosquitoes Infected With West Nile Virus Discovered in La Quinta

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Valley News - Health
La Quinta  - Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were discovered in La Quinta, officials announced today. The infected mosquitoes were collected from traps near Fritz Burns Park, at the intersection of Avenue 52 and Avenida Bermudas, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the second time mosquitoes in La Quinta have been positive with the virus this year. "The warm temperatures this fall mean more mosquitoes later in the season,'' said Tammy Gordon, Public Information Officer for the District. "You should invest in and wear insect repellent when enjoying the outdoors.'' There has been one human case of WNV in the Coachella Valley this year and 101 human cases in California overall. Eleven people have died from the virus this year, according
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