Mosquito Guy Says West Nile's Coming

Expert says it could hit this week

West Nile Virus, the mosquito-borne disease that can kill humans, will be in Connecticut by the end of the week or Dr. Ted Andreadis will be "very surprised."

"A lot of these areas that have become flooded will be major production sites for the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus," said Andreadis, who manages the mosquito research lab at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven.

Researchers have trapped and tested 95,424 mosquitoes, double the normal number of mosquitoes for the year to date. None tested so far has carried West Nile Virus, but two that did turned up recently in New Jersey and another in the Bronx.

"It's very important that folks go around the home, empty any bodies of standing water because these will produce mosquitoes that can transmit the virus," said Andreadis.

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