Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

Posted: Updated:

Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease.

The Department of Environmental Management reported last week that one sample from the traps set Aug. 4 tested positive for West Nile. It was from the Great Swamp area in South Kingstown.

But DEM said Monday the remaining 150 pools came back negative for mosquito-borne viruses. That also includes Eastern equine encephalitis.

West Nile and EEE are in the Rhode Island area. Both were recently found in mosquitoes in Massachusetts, and West Nile has been found in Connecticut.

Test results from 96 mosquito samples from 34 traps set Aug. 12 in Rhode Island are pending at the state health department.

Powered by WorldNow

23 Kenney Drive
Cranston, R.I., 02920

Telephone: 401.455.9100
Fax: 401.455.9140

Can't find something?

NBC 10 Outerwear Provided by:

NBC 10 Media Relations
Provided by:

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.