First West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Found in Connecticut
Time to grab the bug spray.
Before the Zika Virus reared its ugly head in Connecticut and beyond, we've been conditioned to beware the West Nile Virus. Zika, of course, carries a more specific threat to women of child bearing years, but we all need to be cautious of these pesky mosquitoes. Keep in mind that there were ten human cases of West Nile virus last year, with six of them in Bridgeport.
West Nile Virus season is officially underway in Connecticut. In a statement from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the first mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile were recently trapped in Stamford. Public health officials say people with health problems and the elderly should protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Because I never like to assume anything, the CT.Gov site offers a list of precautions you can take to help reduce the risk of being bitten.