Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Bridgeport

State health officials say mosquitoes trapped in Bridgeport two weeks ago have tested positive for the West Nile virus.The mosquitoes trapped June 24 are only

BRIDGEPORT - State health officials say mosquitoes trapped in Bridgeport two weeks ago have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The mosquitoes trapped June 24 are only the second group found in the state so far this summer season infected with the potentially deadly virus.

The infected mosquitoes are of a species of the insect that state officials say is abundant in coastal salt marsh areas.

Mosquitoes previously tested positive in the eastern Connecticut town of Stonington this year.

In 2007, West Nile Virus was found in mosquitoes in 18 state communities.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Connecticut Sportscast, Dec. 6
Authorities say it happened in the Springdale section 2 Stamford PD: Teens rob unlocked car in Springdale section
The two women hurt in the crash were 3 Fundraiser started for women hurt in tractor-trailer crash
4 VIDEO: Extended interview with Yonkers NAACP attorney
Officials say Ramon Milan and Jose Crespo broke 5 Bridgeport police arrest 2 in deadly MA fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.