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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Mosquito-Borne Illness

09/25/19 - States throughout the Northeast are experiencing an active season for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare disease that is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) is advising residents to avoid outdoor activity from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Mosquitoes collected from trapping stations in Windham County have tested positive for Triple E, so there is the likelihood of infected mosquitoes throughout our district. If you must be outdoors between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active, it is recommended to take precautions against mosquito bites. Here is a list of resources:

CT DPH Press Releases - Read latest release if posted, and 9/25, 9/20, 9/16, and 9/11 releases related to EEE.

Connecticut Mosquito Management Program - Frequently asked questions about mosquito-borne illnesses, transmission, and prevention measures.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Information on preventing EEE.

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station - Responsible for the trapping, identification, and testing of mosquitoes.

Brief Guide to Insect Repellent Essentials

NDDH Press Release - Issued 8/27/19

NDDH SWAT Campaign Poster

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