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


10/11/17 - Continued Activity of Two Mosquito-Borne Viruses in the Antelope Valley

9/1/17 - Keep Mosquitoes at Bay This Labor Day Weekend

8/18/17 - Two Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in the Antelope Valley

7/20/17 - First Mosquito Sample with West Nile Virus Collected in AV for 2017

7/13/17 - West Nile Virus Detected in 2 Sentinel Chicken Flocks in the AV

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

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Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Protecting Public Health in the Antelope Valley since 1958