FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecticut Department of Public Health
June 1, 2009 Contact: William Gerrish
Contact: Dr. Theodore Andreadis
“With the start of sustained warm weather mosquitoes will be out and about, particularly at dusk and dawn,” said DPH Commissioner Dr. J. Robert Galvin. “While I am encouraging all of the state’s residents to get out and enjoy the beauty that
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“It is prudent to take the necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites during the mosquito season,” Dr. Galvin stated. “We also ask the public to reduce mosquito breeding areas around homes by eliminating standing water.”
Monitoring and risk assessment for WNV emphasizes mosquito trapping and testing results. The CAES maintains a network of 91 mosquito-trapping stations in 72 municipalities throughout the state. Mosquito traps are set Monday – Thursday nights with trapping conducted at each site every ten days on a rotating basis. Mosquitoes are grouped (pooled) for testing according to species, collection site, and date. Positive findings are reported to local health departments, in press releases and on the CAES web site.
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