Mosquito Trapped In Stamford Tests Positive For Rare EEE Virus

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 03, 2019 - 7:54 pm



STAMFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) — A mosquito in Stamford, Connecticut has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis as the potential deadly virus continues to spread through the Tri-State area.

Connecticut's Mosquito Management program announced Thursday that a mosquito trapped in Stamford, on Intervale Road, early last week tested positive for the rare virus.

The news comes after three residents in Connecticut died after contracting the virus known as EEE.

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Now, mosquitoes will be trapped every week through the end of the month until the virus is no longer detected, or no mosquitoes are spotted in the Stamford area.

So far this year, just over 4,000 mosquitoes have been tested for viruses in Stamford, six from Cove Island Park and three from Intervale Road tested positive for West Nile.