West Nile Virus

Mosquito Found In Manchester Tests Positive For West Nile

Mosquito Found In Manchester Tests Positive For West Nile

A mosquito trapped in town was carrying the West Nile virus, according to a memo released Friday.

The state mosquito management program notified the local health department on Mondaythat a mosquito trapped on Sept. 12 tested positive for the virus, Health Director Jeffrey Catlett wrote to General Manager Scott Shanley.

The state has 91 traps in 72 towns and cities. The mosquito found in Manchester is one of many that has tested positive, but only one human case of the virus has been found in the state this year, in a Milford woman between the ages of 70 and 79, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Most people infected with West Nile experience no symptoms....

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