Health officials said mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Newington.
"The Central Connecticut Health District received notification from the Connecticut Department of Public Health that mosquitoes recently trapped in Newington tested positive for West Nile Virus,” a press release said.
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in 2016 have been found in Bridgeport, Darien, Hartford, Stamford, Stratford, West Hartford and now Newington.
Officials said there have been no humans testing positive for West Nile Virus in Connecticut to date this year.
For the past several years, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has been trapping and collecting mosquitoes for testing from about 91 trap sites in 72 towns and cities around the state.
Two of the sites are located in the Central Connecticut Health District, with one in Newington and the other in Wethersfield.
"The mosquitoes with WNV were collected at the Newington site, and were reported positive on August 15 by the CAES," officials said.
If you do get bitten by an infected mosquito, most people don't experience any symptoms but you might get slight fever, rash and headache, body aches.
To reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes, please use the following personal protection measures:
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