Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County

West Nile Virus is communicated to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

The county's Health Unit reports that mosquitoes taken from a trap in the southeastern part of Mitchell have tested positive for West Nile virus.

According to test results received by the health unit on Tuesday, mosquitoes collected from a trap located in Wyoming on August 1 tested positive for the virus.

"Positive and suspected West Nile cases are a reminder that preventative measures are important", said Dr. Faisal Khan, director of the department. They can be infected when they feed on the blood of infected birds.

The CDC says that most people infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms.

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The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall.

Make sure you wear long sleeved clothing and bug spray with DEET and be extra cautious around dusk and dawn.

The state only had four cases until then, but reported 14 positive cases last week. By the end of mosquito season in October, 26 Dallas County residents had reported infections, leading to two deaths.

People older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus.

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