First mosquitos with Triple E found in Southern New England

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday that a mosquito sample from Connecticut tested positive for the Triple E virus.

These are the first mosquitos in Southern New England to be found with Triple E.

The samples was found in the Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown. While no mosquitos in Rhode Island have tested positive for the virus, the DEM urges Rhode Islanders to continue taking precautions as mosquito season ends.

Those precautions include wearing long sleeves, staying inside at dusk and emptying any standing water in your yard. The DEM says even a cup of water can be a breeding ground for mosquitos.

There have been five mosquitos positive with West Nile Virus found in Rhode Island this year.

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