West Nile Detected in Stamford Mosquitoes

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The state had identified the first cases of West Nile virus in mosquitoes this season.

Mosquitoes trapped in Stamford on June 14 have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the State Mosquito Management Program.

“The detection of infected mosquitoes in mid-June is unusual and suggests early amplification of virus activity,” Theodore Andreadis, Chief Medical Entomologist, said. “With warming temperatures, the isolation of West Nile virus in mosquitoes can be expected to increase and expand to other areas of the state throughout the summer and early fall.”

For information on West Nile virus and what you can do to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes, visit the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program Web site at www.ct.gov/mosquito

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