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Mosquitos Capable of Carrying Zika Virus Found in Coachella

by admin on 19th-May-2016

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Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District recently identified mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika Virus in Coachella Valley. There were no signs of the Zika Virus—yet. This was the first detection of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the area. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is found in a number of states and its prevalence may affect risk factors for the virus in different parts of the country. Previous to the discovery in Coachella, according to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the only known presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Southern California was in parts of Los Angeles and San Diego.

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