Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In CT, Again

AHS reminds Albertans to take precaution against West Nile virus

AHS reminds Albertans to take precaution against West Nile virus

However, this first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in our community.

Culex tarsalis is the mosquito that carries the west Nile virus.

Samples collected in those area over the past two weeks have indicated high mosquito populations, and some samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials say.

Limit outdoor activity at dawn and dusk.

On Thursday, the State Health Department confirmed the first human case of 2018.

Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquito breeding.

The virus has been detected in CT every year since 1999.

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The virus is usually prevalent from May through October when mosquitoes are most abundant.

If you receive a mosquito bite and develop flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider.

The virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to animals, birds and humans.

Most people who get West Nile don't exhibit symptoms of the virus.

Check that door and window screens fit properly and don't have any holes.

"Weather permitting, the Health District's Residential Services Unit will fog in the area north to Condit Road, south to Hartford Road, west to Centerburg Road, and east to Meredith Road", a DGHD press release states.

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