Mosquitos With West Nile Virus Are Back in Darien: How to Give Them the Cold Shoulder (Without Getting It Bitten)
Mosquitos that have West Nile Virus have been found in Darien and six other communities in the state, according to the state Department of Health, which tests for the virus regularly. In an announcement about the state test results, Darien Department of Health said there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the summer outside if you protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes that can cause illnesses, including West Nile virus (WNV), Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) and ZIKA. Here’s what the department said in the announcement, including tips to protect yourself:
They’re Here, With West Nile Virus
As it does every year, the State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program is monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of those viruses,. As of today, July 18, 2018, DPH has announced that mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus have been found in Darien and six other communities in Connecticut. It is important to note that NO cases of West Nile Disease have been diagnosed in Connecticut residents thus far this year.