Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Protecting Public Health in the Antelope Valley since 1958

Press Releases

Read our press releases on local vector issues and important press releases from the State


5/25/17 - Avoid Mosquitoes this Holiday Weekend

4/4/17 - Those Giant Mosquitoes Everywhere are Actually NOT Mosquitoes

10/18/16 - Old Mosquito-borne Virus Reappears in the Antelope Valley

9/27/16 - Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley

8/15/16 - Two Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in the Antelope Valley

8/4/16 - CDPH Reports Two Cases of Zika-Related Birth Defects in California

8/4/16 - West Nile Virus Update for 8/4/16: WNV and Zika

7/20/16 - CDPH Reports Increased West Nile Virus Activity Statewide

7/19/16 - Dead Bird in East Palmdale Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

7/11/16 - Three Chickens Test Positive for West Nile Virus in West Palmdale

6/23/16 - West Nile Virus Season Begin in the Antelope Valley

2/4/16 - Is Zika Virus Threatening the Antelope Valley?

10/9/15 - Third Human Case of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley

10/20/15 - First Human Fatality due to West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley

9/25/15 - First Human Case of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley for 2015

9/18/15 - West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Found in Rancho Vista

9/10/15 - West Nile Virus Activity Continues to Increase in Antelope Valley

8/27/15 - More West Nile Virus Positive Chickens in the Antelope Valley

8/20/15 - First Sign of West Nile Virus in Antelope Valley

8/11/15 - Recent Rains Increase Mosquito Numbers

7/20/15 - CDPH confirms first human West Nile Virus Death of 2015

5/22/15 - Happy Mosquito-Free Memorial Day Weekend

4/15/15 - West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week

4/6/15 - Large Numbers of Giant Mosquitoes Invade the Antelope Valley


9/22/14 - First Human Case of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley for 2014

8/28/14 - Increased West Nile Virus Activity Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

8/6/14 - CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Fatalities

7/28/14 - West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Samples Found in the Antelope Valley

7/21/14 - More West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley

7/14/14 - First signs of West Nile Virus for 2014 in Palmdale

6/20/14 - CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Infections this Season

4/21/14 - Warm Temperatures Give Mosquitoes Early Start 


10/11/13 - First Fatality due to West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley since 2008
10/1/13 - West Nile Virus Keeps Spreading in the Antelope Valley
9/16/13 - Ten Human West Nile Virus Infections in the Antelope Valley
9/9/13 - More Lancaster Residents are Infected with West Nile Virus
8/30/13 - West Nile Virus Cases Increase Before Labor Day Weekend
8/26/13 - Thousands of Trapped Mosquitoes as well as WNV Positive Chickens and Mosquito Sample Prompt Adulticide Application
8/14/13 - First WNV Positive Birds Found in the AV
6/17/13 - "Mosquito Swarms" are Actually Midges
6/5/13 - Early Detection of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley


9/28/12 - Another Antelope Valley Resident Infected with West Nile Virus
9/14/12 - Human West Nile Virus Infections Increase to Seven
9/10/12 - More Human Cases of West Nile Virus Detected in the Antelope Valley
8/30/12 - Mosquito Safety Tips for Labor Day Activities
8/21/12 - More West Nile Virus Found in Chickens and Birds
8/2/12 - First Signs of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley This Year
7/2/12 - Don't Let Mosquitoes Spoil Your Independence Day Celebrations
6/18/12 - CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2012
2/14/12 - Calling all 5th and 6th Graders - Fight the Bite Poster Contest


9/3/11 - First Two California Fatalities From West Nile Virus in 2011
9/15/11 - West Nile Virus makes a Late Season Appearance
9/1/11 - Labor Day Marks the End of Summer - Not the End of Mosquito Season
8/8/11 - LA County Public Health: First Human Cases of West Nile Virus in LA County Confirmed
7/22/11 - CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2011
6/29/11 - Happy Mosquito-Free Independence Day


8/19/10 - First chicken confirmed positive for West Nile Virus in Lancaster
5/28/10 - Don't invite mosquitoes to your BBQ


10/5/09 - First human West Nile Virus infection in Palmdale
10/2/09 - First West Nile Virus fatality in Los Angeles County
9/4/09 - West Nile Virus detected in east Palmdale
8/28/09 - More human cases of WNV
8/20/09 - West Nile Virus cases still on the rise
8/14/09 -  A fourth AV resident is infected with West Nile Virus
7/13/09 - Birds, chickens, and mosquitoes - WNV Transmission is increasing
6/30/09 - Elevated West Nile Virus risk in Lancaster
6/18/09 - Second bird tests positive for West Nile Virus in AV
6/4/09 - About bad pools and birds


11/7/08 - West Nile Virus affecting more residents of the Antelope Valley
10/14/08 - First fatality due to West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley
10/6/08 - Another human case of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley
9/19/08 - Two human cases of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley
9/11/08 - Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus
7/10/08 - West Nile Virus reappears in the Antelope Valley
1/28/08 - New officers elected for the AVMVCD Board of Trustees


10/9/07 - First human case of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley - Again!
9/24/07 - More West Nile Virus found in the Antelope Valley
9/14/07 - Another bird dies of WNV in the Antelope Valley
9/6/07 - First human case of WNV in the Antelope Valley
8/27/07 - West Nile Virus returns to the Antelope Valley
3/29/07 - About repos and mosquitoes


11/20/06 - Two more birds die of West Nile Virus in the Antelope Valley
10/20/06 - New WNV cases despite cooler weather
9/12/06 - West Nile Virus still active in the Antelope Valley
8/24/06 - West Nile Virus still active in the Antelope Valley
6/20/06 - West Nile Virus found in Palmdale chickens
5/26/06 - WNV infected chicken found in the Antelope Valley
1/27/06 - Comparison shows mosquito control is working in California


9/28/05 - More WNV cases despite cooler weather
9/1/05 - WNV found in more chickens, mosquitoes, and birds
8/19/05 - More chickens infected in the Antelope Valley
6/7/05 - WNV reappears in the Antelope Valley
5/23/05 - Voters decide if they want to join the Battle of the Mosquitoes
4/14/05 - West Nile Virus in North America
3/23/05 - Second chance offered West Valley
2/28/05 - Early start for WNV surveillance


10/25/04 - First human case of WNV in the Antelope Valley
10/14/04 - AV horses show signs of WNV
9/13/04 - More evidence of WNV in the Antelope Valley
9/9/04 - WNV in West Lancaster
6/8/04 - First human case of WNV in San Bernardino County

5/27/04 - Got mosquitoes? - Get rid of standing water and West Nile Virus


11/17/03 - Mosquito District reports first West Nile positive raven in the Antelope Valley

9/15/03 - First Signs of West Nile Virus in Los Angeles County

8/20/03 - West Nile Virus has arrived in California


9/16/02 - First Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus in Los Angeles Count