State workers set first mosquito traps of summer

State workers fanned out across southwestern Connecticut today to set the first mosquito traps of the summer. The workers will collect the mosquitoes and test

The workers will collect the mosquitoes and test them for viruses like West Nile and Zika.

The workers will collect the mosquitoes and test them for viruses like West Nile and Zika. (6/2/16)

STAMFORD - State workers fanned out across southwestern Connecticut today to set the first mosquito traps of the summer.

The workers will collect the mosquitoes and test them for viruses like West Nile and Zika.

Zika hasn't been spotted in mosquitoes in Connecticut yet. The Asian Tiger mosquito, which is a common mosquito on Connecticut's shoreline, can carry the Zika virus, so the state wants to especially monitor that this summer.  

 

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