Coachella Valley - Zika Virus Capable Mosquitoes - Found


Last updated 5/10/2016 at 8:09am

The California Department of Health has made the first detection of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is capable of carrying the Zika virus, in the Coachella Valley. The mosquitoes were detected near the intersection of Calle Camacho and Calle Rojo.

Jill Oviatt, a spokesperson for CVMVCD, said there are no signs of the virus in the Coachella Valley as yet but authorities are carrying out inspections within an 1/8 mile of the detection area beginning Tues. May 10. Crews will be checking with residents and surveying water sources where mosquitoes may breed.