Residents Urged To Limit Outdoor Activity Over Virus Fears

September 11, 2019 - 4:13 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut health officials are urging residents to minimize outdoor activities in the evening to avoid mosquitoes carrying eastern
equine encephalitis.
The state Department of Public Health issues the guidance on Wednesday.
The virus has been identified in mosquitoes in 12 eastern Connecticut towns and in horses in two other towns.
In one town, Groton, school outdoor activities have been restricted due to concern about the virus.
Mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn.

State health officials say the mosquitoes that carry the virus are active until the first heavy frost.

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