2 Cases Of West Nile Reported In Coachella Valley

INDIO (CNS) — Two cases of West Nile virus were reported Wednesday by the Vector Control District.

One case is in Mecca and the other in Rancho Mirage, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, which did not release further information on the people involved.

West Nile is transmitted to humans and animals by infected mosquitoes. The risk of serious illness to most people is low — less than 1 percent of people infected develop illness such as encephalitis or meningitis, according to the vector control district.

To report mosquito problems, including neglected pools or standing water, call (760) 342-8287 or (888) 343-9399.

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