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Glastonbury Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus

Residents advised to take caution

Post Date:08/09/2017 5:55 PM

The Glastonbury Health Department reports that mosquitoes trapped in Glastonbury on August 2 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV).  While WNV positive mosquitoes tend to appear in the summer months, residents are reminded that protection from mosquito bites can prevent the disease.  Avoid mosquito bites through these easy steps:

  • Use insect repellent when you go outdoors.  Insect repellent should always be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Take extra precaution when you go outdoors from dusk to dawn by wearing repellent and protective clothing
  • When the weather permits, wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors
  • Repair torn or damaged screens on your home to keep mosquitoes outside
  • Empty any standing water from flower pots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, or birdbaths to reduce mosquito breeding areas

More information about West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself can be found at www.cdc.gov/westnile, or by calling the Glastonbury Health Department at 860-652-7534.

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