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Deadly EEE Virus Found After Mosquitoes Test Positive in Connecticut: Officials

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2021
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Connecticut health officials issued warnings to residents after the potentially deadly mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) was detected recently.

Mosquitoes that were found in the Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown on Sept. 23 tested positive for the virus, said the state’s Department of Health last week. The state then issued an alert to residents in the southeastern portion of Connecticut to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

“We encourage residents of southeastern Connecticut to take simple measures such as wearing mosquito repellent and covering bare skin, especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active,”...

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