DEM confirms more EEE mosquitoes in north Tiverton

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TIVERTON — The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Monday that test results from one mosquito sample trapped on Sept. 24 in northern Tiverton have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).  The positive EEE finding was confirmed by testing performed at the Rhode Island Department of Health laboratory. Similar findings were reported for Tiverton in early September. According to Alan Gettman, Ph.D., DEM's mosquito abatement coordinator, even though evening temperatures have gotten cooler, there are still infected mosquitoes in the environment.
     

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