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More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

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Mosquitoes recently tested positive for West Nile Virus in Connecticut.

According to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, an insect from a pool in Easton had the virus.

The mosquito was tested on June 18.

The results were released on Friday.

The discovery marks the second in the state this season.

The other pool with a positive virus test was found in New Canaan.

Officials said the areas are not typically hot spots for West Nile activity.

As of last week, CAES officials said they've tested 31,751 mosquitoes for the virus.

The virus has been detected in the state since 1999.

Last season, three people in Connecticut were hospitalized for infections.

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