State health officials urge precaution during height of West Nile season

Mosquitoes from a testing site at Beacon Point in Stratford and 70 other locations in Connecticut have tested positive for West Nile virus. So far only one human case of West Nile has been reported in Connecticut this season, but Dr. Ted Andreotis from the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station says he expects several human cases this season. Some precautions include removing standing water from your yard; making sure roof gutters drain properly; installing window and door screens, and keeping them in good repair; and wearing long sleeves, pants, socks and mosquito repellent when outdoors.

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