Eastern Equine Encephalitis

File photo of a mosquito caught in a triap in Airzona. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)
John Silva
September 24, 2019 - 11:40 am
(South Windsor, Conn./WTIC) - Officials in South Windsor say they're taking action after the discovery of mosquitoes infected with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. The town is declaring a public health emergency as a result. Officials say they have been in touch with the state Department of...
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AP
September 11, 2019 - 4:13 pm
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...
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File photo of a mosquito caught in a triap in Airzona. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
September 10, 2019 - 6:31 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- Mosquitoes with Eastern equine encephalitis have now been found in fourteen Connecticut towns. The potentially-deadly illness is mostly clustered in the Southeastern part of the state. Andreadis says he has never seen the disease as widespread, at this high a level. Connecticut...
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File photo of a mosquito caught in a triap in Airzona. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)
AP
August 27, 2019 - 4:30 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut public health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after insects trapped in seven communities tested positive for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. Department of Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman Mitchell said...
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John Silva
October 03, 2018 - 11:24 am
(New Haven, Conn./WTIC) - For the first time this season, the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis--EEE--has been detected in Connecticut. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven says the virus was found in mosquitoes that were trapped in the towns of Hampton and North...
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