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West Nile Activity Is Up In Connecticut

August 02, 2018 - 4:22 pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC) - State officials are reporting an increase in West Nile Virus activity. Recent tests by experts of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station say the activity has been more than what they generally see this time of year. 

Phil Armstrong, medical entomologist at the Ag Station, says in just the last week, they have seen a rapid increase in the number of infected mosquitoes, primarily in lower Fairfield County and New Haven County.

Armstrong says the warm, humid weather and recent rains are partly to blame, and now more than ever, the public needs to take precautions, use repellent, remove standing water around the home, and limit outdoor activity during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most prevalent.