By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island environmental officials say the latest batch of mosquitoes tested for West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis has come back negative. The state Department of Environmental Management says there was no sign of either virus in tests conducted during the week of June 19. Just over 100 mosquito samples were tested from 22 traps set statewide. State officials say residents should take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, such as standing water, and also avoid mosquito bites by wearing repellent and covering up at dawn and dusk. Mosquitoes are captured each week by the DEM and tested at a state health department laboratory.
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