• January 25, 2022

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St. Louis Encephalitis Virus found in mosquitoes in East El

The Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed on Saturday that State officials have identified the first pools of mosquitoes to test positive for the St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) virus in east El Paso. “Vulnerable populations for COVID-19 are some of the same individuals who could be affected greatly by diseases from a mosquito bite,” said […]Read More

Mosquitoes in El Paso’s Mission Valley Test Positive for St.

On Wednesday, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced that a mosquito pool has tested positive for the St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV). The mosquitoes that tested positive in this study came from the Mission Valley area. Mosquitoes carrying the SLEV were last detected in El Paso in 2017. “This disease is […]Read More

City: More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

On Wednesday, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced that more mosquito pools collected in our area have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. While no human cases of the virus have been reported in the El Paso area, officials are reminding residents that preventing mosquito bites continues to be an […]Read More

Mosquitoes Trapped in El Paso Test Positive for West Nile

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has been notified that one of several mosquito pools collected here have tested positive for West Nile Virus. “When it comes to West Nile virus it is never really a question of ‘if’ we can expect to see the disease locally, but rather ‘when”, said Robert […]Read More

Vector Control Continues Fight Against Mosquitoes

The City of El Paso Vector Control Program, under the Environmental Services Department, maintains its efforts to minimize the risk and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by controlling and decreasing the mosquito population year-round. Vector Control provides effective and environmentally sound mosquito control services throughout the City. Services include inspections, larvicide applications, hand and […]Read More

Mosquitoes that Can Carry Zika Spread to Sierra County

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N. M. – For the first time, authorities have trapped and identified the type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus in Sierra County, where the county seat is Truth or Consequences. This summer, the New Mexico Department of Health, along with New Mexico State University, has been sampling the 24 southernmost […]Read More

UTEP Researchers Lead Battle Against Mosquitoes

Humans are bigger, faster, smarter and more powerful than mosquitoes, yet we still can’t beat them. But for 50 years, Doug Watts, Ph.D., has been trying. Well ahead of monsoon season – in fact, starting well before the first of the year – Watts and his team at UTEP’s Mosquito Ecology and Surveillance Laboratory (MESL) […]Read More

Public Health Officials: Two West Nile Virus deaths in El

Thursday evening, officials with City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed two (2) males in their 80s with underlying health conditions are the first two deaths due to the West Nile Virus (WNV) in El Paso this year. This year, a total of 13 confirmed WNV cases have been reported to the […]Read More