No more mosquito viruses found in latest round of testing

Fact Sheet: Mosquito-Borne Illnesses and Prevention »

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — No additional cases of West Nile virus have been found in mosquitoes trapped in Rhode Island this month.

State environmental officials announced last week the virus had been found in mosquitoes collected the week of Sept. 2 in the Great Swamp in South Kingstown.

On Monday, they said all the other mosquitoes collected that week were negative for West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.

The agency is advising people to take precautions to protect themselves from the mosquito-borne illnesses, which can cause serious health problems. West Nile and EEE have both recently been found in mosquitoes in Massachusetts, and West Nile has been found in Connecticut.

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