New Cases of West Nile Virus
sw / Tuesday May 17, 2005 Page B4 FILE - A mosquito bites a human arm in Ludington, Mich., Monday, June 7, 2004. This year the West Nile Virus that has swept steadily across the continent is expected to hit British Columbia, which is already gearing up for a fight. Meanwhile battle-scarred Saskatchewan is looking to the day when it can scale back its assault on the pesky pathogen. (CP PHOTO ARCHIVES/ AP/ Ludington Daily News, Andy Klevorn) Image by Associated Press
PALM DESERT - Three new cases of the West Nile virus have been found right here in the Coachella Valley.
The positive mosquito samples were taken from traps located in Cathedral City between Plumley Road and Gerald Ford and Date Palm Drive and Converse Road.
In the city of Palm Desert - a positive sample was found east of Portola Avenue and north of Reserve Drive.
According to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, a total of 6 positive cases of the West Nile virus has been reported so far this year.