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EEE virus found in north Westport mosquito

EEE virus found in north Westport mosquito

Add Westport to the growing list of southeaster Massachusetts towns where tests have revealed the presence of mosquito-borne viruses. Testing at a north Westport location has fond a positive mosquito result for the eastern equine encephalitis virus, the Westport Board of Health announced Wednsday. The mosquito species found is Culiseta melanoma which feeds almost exclusively


DEM: ‘I’ve never seen so many mosquitos’

Backyard barbecuers in Rhode Island beware: mosquitos are out in force this summer. Al Gettman, the mosquito abatement coordinator for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, said there has been a population “explosion” of mosquitos over the last few weeks across the state. He said the DEM sets traps to monitor mosquito-borne diseases such as

Players from both teams and spectators were all provided with repellant at last Friday night's football game.

Barrington High School staying with evening games

There were no plans to eliminate any evening athletic contests at Barrington High School as of Tuesday though athletic director George Finn said the school district is taking a recent Rhode Island Department of Health advisory seriously. Late last week, the DOH announced that a mosquito pool in Barrington had tested positive for Eastern Equine


Sports rescheduled after positive EEE test in Warren

A week after turning up in Barrington, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has appeared in Warren. Scientists with the state found mosquitoes infected with the potentially deadly virus in a sample taken last Monday, Sept 10, from an area near Schoolhouse Road. Now, Bristol Warren school officials are rescheduling evening sports events to help comply with


Mosquito tests positive for EEE in Barrington

A mosquito pool set in central Barrington has tested postive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis according to a press release from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management issued Thursday afternoon. The release states it is the fourth time this year EEE gas been positively identified in Rhode Island. The positive EEE result was from a