Late last week the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District announced two mosquito samples collected in Palm Springs had tested positive for the West Nile virus. The samples were the first local instance of mosquitoes testing positive for the virus in 2016. The district posted disease notification signs near the traps and increased the number of traps in the area. This is the second year the virus has appeared first in the valley’s urban areas. According to Vector Control this increases the chances of human infection.