West Nile virus found in Stirling area

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County

A mosquito trap in Drumbo has tested positive for West Nile virus.

"This is the first direct evidence of West Nile activity in our area this summer", reads a release from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

There have been three human cases of West Nile virus in the county this year.

Mosquitos are collected from over 90 test sites across CT to test for viruses including West Nile, Zika and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. "Dallas County Health and Human Services not only conducts active surveillance to detect WNV and monitor infection rates locally but also educates the community to take preventative action".

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According to the Central Connecticut Health District, the mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus are in the Culex family.

Make sure you wear long sleeved clothing and bug spray with DEET and be extra cautious around dusk and dawn.

Last year, 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County.

Lyttle added people are most at risk of contracting West Nile virus during the months of July and August. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.

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