Health officials to test for West Nile, EEE in Newington, Wether - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Health officials to test for West Nile, EEE in Newington, Wethersfield

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NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Health officials continue to conduct tests to see if mosquito illnesses have popped up in parts of the state.

The Connecticut Mosquito Management Program said it will be trapping insects at Churchill Park in Newington and Goff Road in Wethersfield.

Officials will be looking to detect West Nile Virus or the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.

So far, officials said they’ve tested mosquitoes from 91 trap sites in 72 municipalities across the state.

Only a site in Waterford has come back positive. Those mosquitoes were tested on July 20.

While West Nile Virus infections are not typically deadly, patients with meningitis or encephalitis may suffer long lasting symptoms of the nervous system.

The Central Connecticut Health District is advising residents to take precautions to avoid bites.

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