The number of mosquitoes trapped in Connecticut that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis has doubled, according to the most recent state testing report.
In the latest testing done by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, EEE was found in mosquitoes trapped in Chester, Hampton, Madison, North Stonington, Plainfield, Shelton, and Voluntown.
In all, 32 mosquitoes were found with EEE during the testing week. That brings the total number of mosquitoes trapped in Connecticut that have tested positive for EEE to 64.
Towns including Stonington and Voluntown, where the majority of the mosquitoes have been trapped, have sprayed in an effort to reduce the mosquito population.
Health districts in eastern Connecticut have also urged residents to take precautions, including staying indoors from one hour before to one hour after dawn and dusk.