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Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station mosquito

NORTH BRANFORD  — Mosquitoes found in North Branford and Wethersfield have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according  to The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said mosquitoes have most recently tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Bethany, Franklin, Greenwich, Hartford Madison, New Haven, Stamford, Waterford and West Haven.

No human cases have been reported in 2018.

Earlier this summer, five towns/cities in the state tested positive for the virus. Those places included: Bridgeport, Easton, New Canaan, Stratford and Waterbury.

In 2017, there were 3 human cases in Connecticut, and no deaths.  People are most vulnerable to the West Nile Virus in August and September.

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