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Mosquitoes In Waterford Test Positive For West Nile

Mosquitoes In Waterford Test Positive For West Nile

WATERFORD — Mosquitoes trapped in town last week are the first to test positive for the West Nile virus this year, state officials said Friday. The mosquitoes were trapped on July 20, according to the Department of Public Health. "The first West Nile virus mosquitoes of the season have been identified," said Philip Armstrong, medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, in a statement. Last year, mosquitoes trapped in 15 municipalities tested positive for the virus. Six people, all living in Fairfield and New Haven counties, were infected, DPH said. Armstrong added: "Early to mid-July is when we typically start to see an increase in...

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