By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Environmental officials say they have found West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Providence, the second place the virus has been found in mosquitoes in Rhode Island this year.
The Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday says the mosquitoes were collected on July 30 in the city's Smith Hill section. Mosquitoes trapped at a swamp in Westerly last month also tested positive for West Nile.
West Nile has been found in mosquitoes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Long Island this year. It's more prevalent in late summer and early fall.
The department recommends residents avoid mosquito bites and get rid of standing pools of water, where mosquitoes breed.
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8/7/2012 6:09:46 PM (GMT -4:00)