West Nile worries multiply in CT as mosquito season kicks into full swing

Mosquito season is kicking into full swing, multiplying health officials? concerns that West Nile virus will strike more Connecticut victims.With swimming pools having mostly been abandoned for the season,

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2006, 9:34 AM

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West Nile worries multiply in CT as mosquito season kicks into full swing
Mosquito season is kicking into full swing, multiplying health officials? concerns that West Nile virus will strike more Connecticut victims.With swimming pools having mostly been abandoned for the season, water has started turning green and puddles are appearing everywhere. It?s in those environments that experts say mosquito larvae proliferate.Coreen Ahmad?s yard borders the Beacon Point Water Treatment plant, a collection station where West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes before. She says she fears for her family?s safety. Ahmad e-mailed the health department and was told a representative would come out and examine conditions there.The Stratford health director is recommending people use insect repellent with DEET, wear long sleeves and pants, avoid skin exposure from dusk to dawn and drain standing water.


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