Experts urge protection against mosquitoes

Connecticut's Chief Medical Entomologist Doctor Theodore Andreadis says now is the time to for residents to protect themselves against mosquitoes and West Nile virus. Experts say July has been hot and

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2007, 10:15 PM

Updated 6,212 days ago

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Connecticut's Chief Medical Entomologist Doctor Theodore Andreadis says now is the time to for residents to protect themselves against mosquitoes and West Nile virus.
Experts say July has been hot and wet, which creates the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes in southwestern Connecticut. They say the growth of their population will increase very soon. ??If we get quite a bit of rain then we get higher numbers of mosquitoes, and usually this is followed by some increased risk of transmission of West Nile virus,? Andreadis said.
Before that happens, some people say they're enjoying the time they can spend outside without being bitten by pesky bugs.
Andreadis says the virus is potentially deadly for adults over 50, so he advises using repellant with DEET while outside. He also reminds residents to get rid of standing water.


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