Officials Spot EEE in Westerly Mosquito Trap

Rhode Island's first case of EEE has been detected in a mosquito pool in Westerly, according to the DEM and Department of Health.

There still is no sign of the West Nile Virus in the state, although Massachusetts has reported two human cases of EEE.

Dr. Robert Gifford reminds all Rhode Islanders to use bug spray with DEET and avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk.  Other precautions around the home include clearing any pools of standing water, keeping your gutters clear, and installing screens on your windows and doors.

For more information on EEE, check the Department of Health's website at or call 222-5960.