First mosquitoes this season test positive for West Nile Virus in Norwalk

Mosquitoes trapped in Norwalk on July 2 have tested positive for West Nile virus, the state Mosquito Management Program announced today.

These are the first mosquitoes trapped this season to test positive for the virus. State residents are urged to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

"The West Nile virus season has started," said Theodore Andreadis, chief medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. "Early to mid-July is when we typically start to see an increase in infected mosquitoes and this is a reminder for people to take steps to protect themselves now through September."

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