The Connecticut Department of Public Health will continue to monitor the occurrence of mosquito-borne viruses this year. However, the emphasis will be on evaluating mosquito trapping and testing results. Since it has been established that West Nile Virus does affect birds in the area, it is no longer necessary to report dead bird sightings or to collect dead birds for sampling.

From June through October, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will trap and collect mosquitoes for testing from 91 sites around the state. Two of those sites are in Newington and Wethersfield. The results of the mosquito testing will be used to determine the health risk to humans in the state. 

Questions or concerns?

Contact the Infectious Disease Division of the Connecticut Department of Public health at 860-509-7994 or via email at . Residents of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield also may contact the Central Connecticut Health District at 860-721-2822.

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June 5, 2015

Links

State of CT Dept of Public Health --West Nile Virus 

State of CT Dept of Public Health--Zika

State of CT Mosquito Mgmt. Website

DEP leaflet on West Nile Virus 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--West Nile Virus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Zika

American Mosquito Control Assoc.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mosquito Control