Connecticut

Mosquitoes in at Least 50 Towns Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes in at least 50 towns across the state have now tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile have been found in Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Chester, Danbury, Darien, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Greenwich, Haddam, Hamden, Hartford, Madison, Manchester, Meriden, Middlefield, Milford, Monroe, New Britain, New Canaan, New Haven, Newington, Newtown, North Branford, North Stonington, Norwalk, Orange, Plainfield, Shelton, South Windsor, Southington, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, Waterford, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, Wilton and Woodbridge.

There have been five human cases of the virus in the state so far this season, according to health officials. One of those was a child between the ages of 5 and 10.

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk. Residents can reduce their risk of being bitten by minimizing time outdoors during those periods, wearing insect repellent, and wearing clothes that cover arms and legs. 

You can see the mosquito trapping and testing report here.

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